By Andy Hirst

A well-known Colne Valley day centre for adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities is having a summer fundraiser to bring in money for a new sensory garden.

The event at Waves in Slaithwaite will feature alt rock band The First Ones, Huddersfield singer Audley Buckle, who was on Britain’s Got Talent, along with DJ ScouseTrap.

The fundraiser on Saturday, July 9, will feature 11 stalls and local businesses also involved include Empire Brewery, gift shop AH Creations and Diane’s Clothing. There will also be a barbecue, cakes and face-painting.

The event starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm at Waves which is next to the Handmade Bakery on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath.

Waves is one of the most innovative day centres in the UK. It helps people aged 18 and over with learning and/or physical difficulties lead full lives with activities including performing arts, baking, making music, arts and crafts, virtual reality games, swimming, walks, horticulture in the Waves garden, caring for animals and sharing what they do on social media.

The members also get the chance to go on exciting holidays to places such as Center Parcs and trips to the Isle of Barra in Scotland. It also provides respite care and overnight breaks when members’ families face a crisis.

* Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging and copywriting. Copyright Andy Hirst.