Gift of friendship supports carers group

Last changed: Tuesday 25 August, 2015

A social group for carers is firing on all cylinders after scooping sponsorship from a Harrogate-based gas company.

The Friendship Group at our Harrogate office is celebrating after receiving a generous £2,000 from commercial gas suppliers CNG – to help mark the 20-year anniversary of Carers’ Resource.

And businesses and organisations are being encouraged to follow suit and are invited to share the celebrations by sponsoring groups and activities to help ensure their longevity.

The group meets monthly to give carers the opportunity to relax and socialise, try different activities and take a break from their caring role.

Bookfolded hedgehogs created by carers at the Friendship Group

Bookfolded hedgehogs created by carers at the Friendship Group

At a recent session they had a go at ‘bookfolding’ and made some eye-catching hedgehogs from old novels and books under the guidance and expertise of a group member.
Activities have also included talks by guest speakers, day trips and singing.

Anne Wells, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Carers’ Resource, in North Park Road, said: “We are extremely grateful for this generous donation and is a welcome boost during our celebratory year.
“It will help us to keep this important and popular group going, to plan ahead with activities.
“We are delighted that CNG has recognised the value of this group and what it means to carers.”

Jacqui Hall, Managing Director at CNG said: “We are very proud to sponsor the Friendship Group at Carers’ Resource and we hope this will help it to continue to thrive and attract new members.
“We appreciate the role of carers within the community and, as caring can happen to anyone at any time; it’s reassuring to know that support is available on our doorstep through Carers’ Resource and the range of services it provides.”
The Friendship Group meets at the Carers’ Resource office, North Park Road, Harrogate on the last Thursday of the month, 2pm to 4pm, for activities and refreshments, speakers and occasional trips.

To sponsor groups and activities to help ensure their longevity, businesses and organisations can contact Anne Wells Fundraising Co-ordinator, on (01423) 500555, or email