By Andy Hirst

A well-known Colne Valley day centre for adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities is staging its Christmas Fayre this weekend … and it’s always very popular.

The event at Waves in Slaithwaite on Saturday (November 26) will feature 30 stalls, food and drink, DJ Scouse Trap, the Waves Choir and its world dance group.

Other entertainment includes the HD9 Community Youth Brass and Santa’s grotto.

The money raised will go to the centre’s sensory garden project and also the Making Waves charity which supports Waves members.

The event, which starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm, will be at the Waves centre 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.