The Rotary Club of Knaresborough recently supported The Harrogate District of Sanctuary (HDS) with a grant towards a holiday for 70-80 refugees at The Jonas Centre in Redmire, Wensleydale, organised by the chair of HDS Jenny Travena.
Rotarians Mike Dixon and John Dawson visited the centre and met a number of those enjoying the holiday who had come from Syria, Sudan, Iraq and other war-torn countries.
Harrogate District of Sanctuary was formed in November 2016 following the arrival of several families of Syrian Refugees into the area.
A Rotary Club spokesman said: “Many commented how wonderful it was that their children could now run about and play safely in such lovely surroundings. There was a friendly and happy holiday atmosphere as the refugees enjoyed their break in Wensleydale.”