Knaresborough yoga charity needs £10,000 to reopen


Last updated Jul 7, 2020
Yorkshire Yoga has set up a fundraiser.

A Knaresborough yoga charity that helps people with disabilities needs £10,000 to reopen safely.

Yorkshire Yoga, set up in 2005, said that the coronavirus lockdown has had a “real dent” in its finances so set up a fundraiser online.

The over 60s with disabilities make up a quarter of its classes. Many of them will have been living alone during the coronavirus lockdown.

It also holds classes pregnancy and postnatal classes as well as pilates, chair-based yoga, pilates, dance fitness and children’s yoga classes.

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As Yorkshire Yoga’s funds mostly come from paid classes, rather than grant funds, the coronavirus lockdown has meant it has had no income for months.

The charity has also been eating into its limited funds to support its most vulnerable clients in their homes.

Find the fundraising page by clicking or tapping here. So far 26 people have raised £1,400 of the £10,000 target.

Chris Cox, Yorkshire Yoga’s manager, said:

“We believe this will be a lifeline to ensure that people have access to free physical and mental wellbeing practices which will maintain some kind of normality during an unprecedented time of stress and anxiety. We provide a much loved and valued service for the community.”

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