Adults and families from Castle Ward in Scarborough are being invited to two community clubs thanks to funding from Sanctuary Group.
Donation to Garden Club and Craft Club
The leading housing and care provider has donated £1,000 to Scarborough charity Castle Community Network to help fund a Garden Club and a Craft Club through local project, Growing Creatively in the Castle Community.
The Garden Club and the Craft Club both run from The Base community centre on Cross Street, and local residents have the chance to get involved with either group.
Taking place on a seasonal basis, the Garden Club supports residents to grow a range of plants, from eye-catching flowers to tasty herbs and veg in the charity’s own vegetable patch. When the colder months set in a Cooking Club will instead be on offer to pass on culinary knowledge.
The Craft Club is available all year round for community members to go along and get arty with every-day items, using recyclable goods like magazines to craft attractive homeware.
Residents living in parts of Castle Ward, including the Old Town, are welcome to come along to the Garden Club, which takes place on Fridays from 10am-noon and Saturdays 1-3pm until November. The Craft Club is also open Fridays 1-3pm and 6-8pm and Saturdays 10am-noon.
Coordinator for Growing Creatively, Christine Mackay, said: “We would really like residents to join our clubs on a regular basis and get to know each other. Both gardening and crafting are very therapeutic and great fun, and we’re thankful to Sanctuary’s funding award which means the clubs can carry on.
“All resources and refreshments are provided, and there is no need to have any previous experience of gardening or crafting – just come along and join in!”
Stuart Smith, Sanctuary’s local area manager, added: “We aim to support the development of successful and sustainable communities, and this project not only equips our residents with new skills, but also offers a place for them to socialise with their neighbours and meet new people.”
This project was part-funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.