Richmondshire day centre users get creative ready for Christmas

ABLE users work on a stained-glass painting.

People who attend an activity-led day centre for adults in Richmondshire have been busy in the run-up to Christmas.

‘Stained’ glass paintings and Christmas cards are just two examples of the work undertaken by people at the Broadacres-run ABLE (Activity Based Learning Environment) Day Centre.

The Centre was tasked with making the official Broadacres Christmas cards for 2017 and everyone did a fine job designing and making three different versions, amounting to 350 cards in total.

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ABLE, which is situated at Bailey Court on the Colburn Business Park, near Catterick, is open to all adults, including those with learning/physical disabilities, acquired brain injury, mental health issues, dementia and autism.

Lynn Tomkinson, Manager of ABLE, said: “Christmas is always a busy time of the year for us, but everyone worked really hard and produced fantastic Christmas cards.

“We have also been using acetate to make festive paintings that have a stained-glass effect, which are now hanging up in the centre.”

Jo Meakin with a Christmas card she helped to make.