Artist Rebecca Yoxall organises craft fair for Age UK's Castle Community Centre

Northwich Guardian: Artist Rebecca Yoxall with author Michael Beddard, who is also coming to the craft fair. Artist Rebecca Yoxall with author Michael Beddard, who is also coming to the craft fair.

AN ARTIST has brought the creative community together to help battle isolation and celebrate talent in Castle.

Rebecca Yoxall is organising a craft fair to raise money for Age UK’s Castle Community Centre, where she teaches watercolour.

“I can see what a wonderful place it is for giving opportunities to help people,” she said.

“We all know and have read about the problems facing our older generations in recent years.

“Many issues revolve around lack of support, lack of money, and being left behind with technological advancements to name just a few.

“This can mean that so many people in later life are lonely and isolated.

“Age UK do a fantastic job as a charity to help as many people as possible and I personally see what a difference a place like Castle Community Centre can make.

“People can come and develop new skills, get advice with a range of things including computing and most importantly it provides a great opportunity for people to socialise.”

She added: “It takes a lot of money to keep this place going and it takes genuine people, people that really do care to run it, be there to talk, offer support and provide enthusiastic classes, courses and tutoring.”

Rebecca has made the most of her links with fellow artists and has a host of stallholders signed up for the craft fair, on May 10.

These include crafters selling cards, artists selling handmade gifts, a silversmith selling handmade jewellery, local authors and poets, live music, artist demonstrations, beauty therapists and refreshments.

Rebecca said: “I’m a firm believer in the need to support our local artists, crafters, makers, musicians and therapists, it keeps Northwich vibrant.

“I’ve been overwhelmed with the response from people all over Northwich wanting to get involved, which proves to me that there is a desire to work together and it makes me really proud.”

She added: “I’m also someone that plain and simply believes in the power of getting people together, creating community spirit and working together for a good cause.”

The event will be held at Castle Community Centre, in Barbers Lane, from 11.30am to 3.30pm on May 10.

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