Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in

I’ve always wanted to help good people do good things, and Black Bee Creative has helped me to do so on a day-to-day basis by working with kind businesses who are doing positive things.

When I started the Crafty Business Networking Group I thought it would be a good opportunity to collect a few pennies for a great cause. At each meeting everyone pays £3 admission, 100% of which goes to Barnsley charity Creative Recovery, and I’m overwhelmed to announce that Crafty Business attendees have so far raised a grand total of £222.38.

Creative Recovery is a movement of people who share a mission to use creativity to bring about social change, grow community spirit and boost well-being and recovery and it is run by two amazing ladies – Helen Boutle and Hayley Youell. They do this through various art and music sessions such as Recovery Through Art, Re:Sound, Uplift and the Live Arts Cafe.

They are always keen to hear from like-minded people who share their passion and ethos and they seek out opportunities to collaborate with other groups, form new partnerships and develop new approaches within the area of arts and health. If you’d like to get involved call 01226 320100 (ext 104) or email

If you’d like to make a donation text CREA08 followed by a pound sign and how much you’d like to donate to 70070.