Silk painting boosting wellbeing in Knottingley


Local people over 50 have been taking part in a silk painting workshop as part of a health and wellbeing coffee morning in Knottingley. The health and wellbeing coffee mornings take place each year and are run by the Wakefield health and wellbeing team, which is provided by the Trust.

This year’s coffee morning took place at St Botolph’s Parish Rooms in Knottingley and as part of the free event, people were able to try their hand at silk painting. No experience or artistic flair was required and anyone over the age of 50 was invited to come along to give it a try.

Speaking about the event Jackie Sharp, health and wellbeing development worker, said “This was a fantastic opportunity for us all to all get together to try something new or practice an existing skill. It gave people chance to meet new people at the same time as boosting their wellbeing through this creative activity.”

The coffee morning also included a number of information stalls providing details of local support available to promote improved health and wellbeing.

Silk painting boosting wellbeing in Knottingley

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