Harrogate charity takes project to Peru

Craft Aid International workshop.

Craft Aid International workshop.

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A Harrogate-based charity which aims to empower people with disabilities in the UK and the developing world to get involved in crafts and learn new creative skills, is launching a new project in Peru.

Craft Aid International is raising money to set up a new crafts centre in Peru to provide training and employment for adults with disabilities living in poverty.

The charity already runs weekly craft workshops in Harrogate, Ripon and Leeds and aims to provide a fun and caring environment for people to work as part of a team towards a common

goal.

Anyone interested in donating and supporting the project in Peru, can visit: www.craftaidinternational.org/donate.html

Craft Aid International had a stall at the Knitting and Stitching show which closed yesterday.

Participants from the Harrogate craft sessions helped behind the counter and worked on their stand, teaching people how to make pom-poms using a special gadget as well as selling hand-made crafts.

The Harrogate craft sessions run on Thursdays from 1pm - 3pm at St. Andrew’s Church in Starbeck. Contact Susie Hart on 01423 202734 for more information.