Stephanie (left) with Leeds BS Harrogate branch manager Lavinia Croft
HS4LC was boosted by a £900 award that will help our musical and arts experience.
The day centre, which provides intensive education and tutoring for individuals and small groups in courses which are designed to stimulate interest, will use the money to help music and art courses.
It will help to give clients the skills needed to help them participate more fully in community life, to live independently or to move into voluntary and paid employment.
The award was given by Leeds Building Society’s Charitable Foundation, under its “Your Interest In Theirs” scheme.
The money comes from savers at the building society in Harrogate giving up the interest on their accounts and passing it on to good causes – like us!
Stephanie, our former CEO, said: “We are thrilled with the award and can’t thank Leeds Building Society enough. The money will be vital in giving our clients a rewarding musical experience.
“Music and art play such an important role in the lives of people with learning difficulties.
“We plan to replace and add to our instruments, particularly percussion. Bells, drums, tambourines, maracas and more will help them enormously.”
Stephanie said art materials, particularly pens, are always in demand at the centre and the Leeds BS donation will be invaluable in making sure everyone has plenty.