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Ryedale groups get Royal seal of approval
11:54am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
THREE Ryedale groups have been recognised by a royal award scheme for their work in the local community.
Sight Support Ryedale, the North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre (NYMTC) and Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, were among 40 organisations to receive the Duke of York’s Community Initiative at Bridlingon Spa.
The award is presented annually to community groups and charities from across Yorkshire who are deemed to be “of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others”.
Speaking at the event, the Duke of York talked of how the initiative had sought to extend its remit so that it not only recognises and rewards outstanding community work but also enhance the society by encouraging award holders to break down barriers between both organisations and organisations and people and people.
The NYMTC, based in Old Malton, was founded in 1987 to help families whose lives have been affected by illness or disability by using interactive music making as a means of making a connection.
Angela Harrison, NYMTC’s lead music therapist, said: “It is such a privilege to receive this award. In my work, I see every day the power of music to change lives, and it is thrilling to have royal approval.”
Sight Support Ryedale started 19 years ago with one social group for blind and partially- sighted people, and now provides a full range of support, resources and activities for sight impaired people living in Ryedale.
Chief officer Janice Every said: “We are very pleased and proud to have received this award.
“It is a wonderful recognition of Sight Support Ryedale’s work alongside for blind and partially- sighted people in the area.
“We had a fantastic day at Bridlington Spa, and the Duke of York was very interested in the services we offer and the support we can give.”
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