Henshaws set fundraising challenge

Henshaws are challenging supporters to do ‘your hundred, your way!’ as part of the second Henshaws Hundreds virtual event next month.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 12:31 pm

The fundraising challenge from the Harrogate-based college and Knaresborough Arts Centre, aims to get everyone involved in raising cash throughout June.

Gemma Young, Henshaws Fundraising Manager for Yorkshire, said: “Inclusivity is at the heart of the Henshaws Hundreds challenge.

“It’s possible to cover your chosen distance in a wheelchair, using a walking frame, walking on your hands, or by running, walking, swimming or cycling.

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“It doesn’t have to be a fitness challenge either, maybe you’re a star baker, singer or writer.

“The joy of Henshaws Hundreds is you can let your creativity run wild!”

Every penny raised and donated to Henshaws through the June challenge will allow the charity to continue its life changing work, providing much needed support to those living with sight loss and other disabilities.

Without the help of its fundraisers, Gemma explained that Henshaws would not be able to continue to provide those who use its many services with expert support, advice and training.

She added: “It’s amazing the difference you can make.

“So, £100 could help someone with a life limiting condition access exercise therapy at Henshaws Specialist College, to live their life to the full.

“And £50 would allow our specialist team to deliver an hour-long digital assessment for someone with sight loss.

“Recently we helped a lady to use a magnifier which allowed her to read for the first time in 12 years.

“And £5 would allow an art maker to experience one of Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre’s online workshops, a community where people living with disabilities feel welcome, empowered and happy to be themselves”.

Contact [email protected] to find out more and to sign up today.

Or go set up a Just Giving Fundraising Page at: bit.ly/HenshawsHundreds or join the online Facebook Community to set up a Facebook Fundraising page at: www.facebook.com/groups/henshawshundreds