Hearts and Crafts Yorkshire was set up two years ago with the help of a financial start up bid from the York in Recovery fund.
The aim of setting up Hearts and Crafts Yorkshire was to make recovery visible in York and to provide opportunities for people in recovery to volunteer at each event, whether by promoting the event via word of mouth, handing out flyers, helping with setting up the stalls on the day or just by being there to talk to people about recovery on the day.
We discovered that the recovery community in York has some very talented crafters and creators, so at each Hearts and Crafts event there are two recovery tables available for anyone who is in recovery and interested in showing off their own work.
“Having a recovery stall at the Hearts & Crafts fairs has given me a new opportunity to share my crafts with others. Thanks to Hearts & Crafts I have met other artists and have confidence in my candle making” (From a member of the recovery community).
Additionally, at each event there is a table providing information regarding services and support for individuals with problems around addiction.A� This table is always manned by some-one in recovery and is happy to answer any questions the general public may have.
Following two successful events at Bowes Morrell House, Hearts and Crafts moved to the other side of the city and held 10 successful events at St. Bedes Pastoral Centre on Blossom Street. After a lot of deliberation, it was decided to move again to another part of the city, with the next two events being held at Acomb Methodist Church on Front Street in Acomb.
The next events in Acomb will be a Craft Fair on the 11th June. Come along and browse the quality arts & crafts stalls and enjoy tea & coffee with a selection of homemade cakes. There will also be a Vintage Tea Party on the 20th August.
At both of these events there will be two recovery tables available, if anyone is interested in having these please contact Andrea on 07428 535972.