Now it's curtain up for new-look care home

Students at Pennine Magpie put on their own show to celebrate the completion of a £100,000 refurbishment of the group's Halifax base.

The production, entitled Done by Divas, was performed by the organisation's students to showcase the new facilities at Calderdale Business Park, Ovenden.

Props and costumes for the show were put together by the students, who all suffer from some form of learning disability.

The social enterprise company, is a not-for-profit organisation which helps develop social and household skills, healthy eating and exercise.

The organisation has been highly praised for its achievements in the past. It was awarded the Queen's Medal in 2008 for it's work in the voluntary sector.

The group has paid for the revamp with its own finances.

Gillian Sheard, of Pennine Magpie, said: "We're really pleased with new facilities, we now have a new computer room, a music room, a new art room as well as a brand new kitchen and garden in which we grow our own organic vegetables and cook them as part of our healthy eating programme."

The group has been helped by fellow non-profit organisation the ABlE Project, of Wakefield. The two organisations have formed a close partnership in recent years, regularly working together and sharing resources.

Pennine Magpie still has places for students available. For more information contact Gillian Sheard on 01422 383550.

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