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Surprise visit from Duke and Duchess
11:00am Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire made a surprise visit to the Beamsley Project.
The Duke is patron of the project, which provides self-catering holiday accommodation in a converted Methodist chapel for people with disabilities.
The visitors were shown round the premises and held discussions with a group of the trustees. They learned of plans to raise funds to install a modern heating system based on eco principles and the possibility of creating a recreational area behind the centre.
Peter Shields, chairman of trustees said: “The Beamsley Project has been providing first class accommodation for people with disabilities for 16 years and we are determined to continue supporting people with disabilities.
“In the year of the Paralympics the trustees are pleased to be able to make the Dales accessible to a wide range of people. Our visitors come from all over the country and have included groups who cycle and canoe in the Dales or just want to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet at Beamsley.
“We can accommodate groups and families and are open all year round.”
Members of the public can tour the project at an open afternoon being held on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. In addition Beamsley is embarking on a new scheme with Craven College and is holding a digital photography weekend from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21. There are residential and day places available and full details are available from the project office on 01756 710255.