TV personality and ex-politician Gyles Brandreth has been announced as a patron of Ripon charity Jennyruth Workshops.
The workshop, which trains adults with learning difficulties in a wide variety of skills, welcomed Gyles and his wife Michele for a visit back in 2017.
And now Jennyruth have announced that “kind-hearted” Gyles has agreed to become a patron after showing his support for the charity over the years.
A spokesperson for the charity said via Twitter:
“Gyles is a kind-hearted man who has shown our charity a huge amount of support over the years, which is why we couldn’t be happier to announce that he has agreed to become one of our Patrons!”
Back in 2017, @GylesB1 visited our Jennyruth Workshops family. A kind-hearted man who has shown our charity a huge amount of support over the years which is why we couldn't be happier to announce that he has agreed to become one of our Patrons😊🙏#SupportingSmallCharities pic.twitter.com/OwfvyM2syp
— Jennyruth Workshops #NeverMoreNeeded (@JennyruthW) March 10, 2021
Gyles Brandreth said:
“I couldn’t be prouder! Jennyruth Workshops is a small charity doing wonderful work with a great group of lovely people near Ripon. Michele and I have seen what they create and it’s amazing. So are they!”
Jennyruth Workshops is a registered charity and social enterprise based in Ripon, North Yorkshire, where adults with learning disabilities are trained in a wide variety of skills.
The workers produce and sell a range of quality gifts and products, developing craft skills in woodwork, painting, needlework, metalwork and card-making. This is supported by a continuous and personalised training programme in numeracy, literacy, IT and communication skills.