Creative kids brighten up charity’s new space


Date: Jul 30, 2021

Children from Northallerton School & Sixth Form College present Avalon customers and staff with the beautiful new wall-hanging.

A local social care charity recently received the incredible donation of a beautiful hand-made wall hanging created by a group of talented children at Northallerton School & Sixth Form College.

The Avalon Group, an award-winning charity operating across the north of England, gratefully received the gift to help brighten up its new office in Northallerton.

Locality Manager, Sarah Gazzard, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome such a bright and beautiful wall hanging into our new space.

“Our customers are over the moon to see how talented our local children are – and they’re so flattered the kids wanted to make something just for them.

“The Avalon Group supports so many adults in the community, it’s nice for our customers to have the chance to engage with the younger generation too – we hope there will be many more opportunities for us to work with the school in the future.”

The creation was coordinated by the school’s Head of Art, Miss Allsop and supported by eight student art ambassadors.

Miss Allsop said, “I am so proud of the art ambassadors and their work ethic.

“Together they worked efficiently to produce a final wall hanging that will help residents reminisce on holidays they have enjoyed and shared with loved ones.

“All students contributed so much time, effort and energy. It was wonderful to meet the Avalon team and present them with the piece.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with them again soon, so watch this space!”

A huge thank you to Abi, Bea, Sophia, Seren, Maia, Rosa, Isobel and Gracie for all their hard work in creating such a beautiful piece of art that is bound to bring Avalon’s customers joy for years to come.

The Avalon Group provides flexible person-centred care, support and companionship to adults for everyday life, housing, learning and employment.

The charity’s customers include older adults, people with dementia, physical, sensory or learning disabilities, mental health difficulties, acquired brain injuries, young people in transition and adults on the autistic spectrum.


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