We are delighted to announce that Henshaws won the 2013 Community Hero award at the Stray FM Local Hero Awards Ceremony sponsored by Engage Mutual in Harrogate this month!
The annual awards ceremony was held on Friday 10th May to recognise local heroes who have contributed to life in Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales by going above and beyond and achieving something extraordinary.
Nicki Eyre, Henshaws Managing Director for Education and Training, and Wendy Harrison, Housing and Support Manager attended the event to collect our award.
Nicki said; “The awards ceremony was a really positive occasion to celebrate the achievements of a whole range of local organisations, charities and individuals. Henshaws provides a variety of services to support people to become more independent and to lead the life they choose, and for the work that we do to be recognised with a local award is just fantastic.”
As part of the project a film crew from SiRA Studio came up to College and the Arts & Crafts Centre to interview staff, students and service users and you can watch the film here:
The Arts & Crafts Centre has something for everyone to enjoy this spring, and our Sunday opening includes a dog walkers cafe.
“We always create a lovely friendly relaxed atmosphere for families to spend time together and enjoy our varied menu.”Maria Dawbarn, Acting Manager.
“Our latest showcase features a collection of colourful nesting boxes, bug hotels and bird feeders which are all handmade on site by our Art Makers. There’s a free birdhouse trail for children, who can follow the clues hidden around the Centre. Look out too for our Easter Hunt and cake stall, coming soon.”
“We’re located close to riverside paths and Knaresborough town centre, offering the perfect stop off to warm yourself up over a hot drink and hearty homemade food in our cafe. Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds and gardens here and on Sundays we are now pleased to offer a dog walkers café, where you can bring your furry friends into the Centre itself!”
A welcome new addition to our events calendar are our open mic sessions, where local musicians are invited to perform. Click here to see the latest events at the Arts & Crafts Centre.
Our latest exhibition features a collection of hand-crafted nesting boxes, bird houses, bug hotels and bird feeders. Just in time for spring, and to coincide with National Nest Box Week 2013 (14th – 21st Feb).
FREE Kids bird house trail round the Centre.
The showcase runs Sunday 17th Feb 2013 – 31st March 2013. Click here for our Arts & Crafts Centre opening times.
The run will take a completely non motorway route, making it the perfect opportunity for all riders, including learners to get together for a social and fun day out. Riders will leave Old Trafford and make their way up the A56 to join the A59 and head across Yorkshire on this scenic route.
The event will end in Knaresborough at the Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre where all participants will be able to claim their free Henshaws famous Sausage Sandwich. Riders will then be able to make their own way back.
Registration for the event is £10 per rider. All riders will receive a custom Henshaws ‘Sausage Run’ pin badge andbikesticker, in addition to your Sausage Voucher enabling you to claim your famous Henshaws Sausage Sandwich when you reach the Arts and Crafts Centre. Packs will be sent out in March.
Registration will be from 8:00 – 8:45am, and there will be plenty of tea and coffee available for participants. The run will then commence at 9:00am.
Prizes will be awarded on the day for Best Dressed Bike and Best Dressed Biker. There will also be a prize for Highest Sponsorship/Fundraising Amount awarded two weeks after the event.
Whilst there is no minimum sponsorship for this event, where possible we would encourage you to raise sponsorship or fundraise to enable us to make this event a massive fundraising success!
Register online - please note a booking fee will apply to all online registrations.
If you would prefer to fill out a paper form and for more information please contact Jo Burton on 0161 786 3656 or email Joanna.email@example.com.
Grab yourself a Valentine’s bargain – until 17th Feb, our Arts & Crafts Centre is cutting prices by 50%!
Many of our handcrafted cards, gifts, ceramics, art pieces and Christmas decorations have been reduced by half their original price.
As each item is handcrafted, they’re totally unique. Come pick up some amazing bargains, stock up on cards, or even get super prepared for next Christmas, at half price! We’re now open on Sundays too, including our licenced cafe.