Henshaws Beach
Henshaws Beach

Crowd Funding for Knaresborough-on-the-beach


Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough has set up a crowd funding campaign to help bring its popular beach back to the town this summer.

The Urban Beach is part of the Knaresborough feva festival, held in the town every August, and has played host to hundreds of families over the past three years.

This year the Centre needs to raise £2,500 to ensure it can happen again for both locals and visitors to the town. To help it raise the funds, simply visit http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/henshaws-urban-beach and donate.

The project sees a grassed area at the Centre transformed with top quality sand into an exciting urban beach. Live music and face painting plus other arts and crafts add to the holiday atmosphere as well as allowing the Arts & Crafts Centre to showcase the work of its disabled Art Makers, raising funds in the process.

And the Centre does not expect something for nothing: anyone who contributes can expect a reward in the form of a custom-made thank you card or artwork handmade by the Henshaws Art Makers.

Henshaws fundraiser Rachael Pratt said: Unfortunately the feva committee has been unable to fund the beach this year so we are looking at alternative ways to ensure it can still happen. It is such an important part of the feva festival and the £2,500 will help us to cover the cost of the sand and the machinery and equipment for putting it into place so that the families of Knaresborough can enjoy the beach once again We have already raised some funds but we really need the town and the surrounding area to support us. Then all we need is some sunshine!


The Henshaws Hotspots entertaining visitors
The Henshaws Hotspots entertaining visitors

Henshaws charity supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and to go beyond expectations. Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre is open to all and brings people together to be creative in an atmosphere that never fails to inspire.

Through its workshops, people living with a range of disabilities discover their talents, put them into practice and realise their full potential.

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