A Bridlington resident has set up a new project to help the elderly and disabled people in the town through art.
Sharon Morris, 55, has set up the non-profit organisation, called Bella Projects, on Manor Street in Bridlington which offers structural workshops to tailor to particular group abilities and projects.
Sharon, who has lived in Bridlington for 14 years, said: “There is nothing like this project is Bridlington. I have seen things like this elsewhere in the country so I am hoping to bring it to my local community and we hope people really get behind us. We hope to give the over 50s and people with disabilities the chance to lose themselves in the arts and crafts.”
Mayor of Bridlington, Councillor John Copsey, will be in attendance for the official opening of Bella Projects on Saturday 3 October at 10am.
During the opening will be a Butterfly Tribute Tree which will be supervised by artist Katherine McDermid. Visitors will be encouraged to draw a butterfly and leave a tribute, or mesage of thanks or love . The final drawing will then be displayed on the building’s wall for all to see.
Sharon will be running the project with her son Aaron, 23, and she hopes to reduce any loneliness or isolation people may feel.
“All we ask is for people to come down on Saturday and see what we are about,” said Sharon. “We will have details of the forthcoming workshops where people can walk through the door and have a good fun with other people. I cannot wait to get started.”