Charities 2015

This charity art exhibition was organised in order to showcase postcard sized art created and donated by local artists, celebrities and others in order to raise much needed funds for 3 Yorkshire based charities.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. We fly seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motor ways, but also rural and isolated locations.

To keep providing this life saving service the charity needs to raise £7200 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air. The generosity that we receive is the life blood of the charity and without this generosity, we would not be able to provide the service that we are so proud of.

Beulah 62

At Beulah62 we believe that creativity and imagination is a key resource in social transformation.

Beulah62’s services are unique because they will reach marginalized segments of the community while also crossing social boundaries. The creative arts present the opportunity to offer projects which will raise up people from a variety of social backgrounds releasing them in their creativity, building confidence and helping them engage with society and the communities around them.

We will reach youth, emerging artists, those with mental health issues, single mums, vulnerable adults and people who can’t engage with traditional educational models. Our mobile services will go into schools, community groups, residential homes and hospitals.

We will establish traditional art studio facilities and affordable office space alongside these projects to offset funding and to ensure a community of artists grow within Beulah62. Our aim will be to mentor and develop these artists and for those involved to give back into individual projects by sharing their skills and experience.

Our vision is to have Open Studios, which will be the entry point for individuals coming to Beulah62. It will be the first point of connection, where people can participate in the arts to explore and develop different skills, building relationship with peers and the team. This casual drop-in style allows all people to participate in a variety of mediums; painting, drawing, playing music, crafts, sewing, silk-screen. Participants will be helped in this process by guest-artists, and the team at Beulah62. Through this getting-to-know-you phase, people will build confidence and experiment with different creative outlets, recognizing their skills and discovering their preferences.

Our culture at Beulah62 will embrace diversity, equality, and inclusion, all of these are necessary to reach our fullest potential as humans and communities. Through the work of our board members and contributors we will link with key local agencies, such as Harrogate Homeless Project, to offer engagement and hope for clients of these services. Our aim at Beulah62 is to love, value, and respect everyone who connects with us in any area of what we do. Fully celebrating everyone for who they are and their life story.

We have been given the opportunity to make a difference. We have obtained premises at 62 Beulah Street in Harrogate and we hope that through art and love that we can start to make a difference. We are aiming to develop this open art venue to use the arts in all its forms to reach out to the most disadvantaged, those individuals that wider society do not believe exist in Harrogate.

Jennyruth Workshops

Jennyruth Workshops is a registered charity and a social enterprise based in Ripon, North Yorkshire. We provide a productive workshop for adults with learning disabilities who gain work and life skills and a sense of pride from making and selling a wide range of everyday products. Any profit made from selling our products goes back into building up the Workshops for the public good.

Jennyruth Workshops officially opened at our current premises in 2004 by the Countess of Wessex. We have grown from a small local business meeting the needs of a family of adults with learning disabilities into a productive workshop.

We have the highest level of Duke of York’s award for service to the local community and the best team we can imagine and we are very proud of it!

 A large number of volunteers and trustees are involved with the staff in the day to day running of Jennyruth Workshops and everyone works together as a valued team.

Our workshop comprises of an office, paint workshop, sewing room, metal workshop, wood workshop, storage facilities and despatch from which our workers produce a wide range of hand crafted wooden, sewn and metal gifts. From toys and games to household and garden products, we produce something for all the family. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our products and each item produced is subject to strict quality checks before it is sold.

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