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May Meeting-Artizan Intonational Charity




On a lovely warm May evening we welcomed Andy from Artizan International who gave us an insight into their inspiring work they do at home and abroad. They are involved in charity

work in Ecuador, Peru and Tanzania, as well as here in our home town of Harrogate.

So their training programme was developed abroad, teaching the disabled skills to support

themselves, their families and feel valued. The training included making paper and jewelry

initially, with moves to introduce new craftwork ideas in the future. Their aim was to change

attitudes toward disability, fight poverty and stop the disabled being banished from their

homes and families. We heard some really powerful and moving stories of what they have witnessed along their journeys, with a message of hope in everyone!

Closer to home you can visit the Artizan Café in the town centre and enjoy a relaxing drink

and a tasty treat. They also have a gift shop which gives people the opportunity to purchase

some of the amazing handmade crafts or join in their creative space. Altogether a very

interesting and informative evening, with a very well attended audience.

On arrival everyone was invited to enjoy a refreshing tea, coffee or cold drink and yummy

brownies homemade by Shirley. WI members also proceeded to vote on this years

resolution. The return of the plant swap once again proved very popular and successful.

Happy gardening!

Now prepare yourselves for the June meeting ladies by bring along a hankie, to join in an

entertaining evening of Gothic Morris Dancing. Everyone is welcome, so don’t miss out, come and enjoy the fun!

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