"My name is Natasha and I have epilepsy and am dyslexic. Craft Aid International is the only place I feel accepted. It's also where I volunteer, near my house in Harrogate. People there see past my disabilities and some people forget I have any.
I once went to class with a black eye, so I wore big glasses to cover it. I was treated exactly the same as usual until it came to break time, when we all sit around a table and have a drink and a catch up. One lady said, 'It's like sitting with a famous person, because of your dark glasses". I felt so at ease that I took my glasses off. No one said a word. Well, I couldn't see through them!
We all have so much fun working together to make beautiful crafts; flower brooches, mosaics, greeting cards, jewellery, marbled paper packs, and wrapping paper. We try to use recycled materials when possible, and 100% of all the money raised goes straight back to the charity. We never want class to end and wish that time would stop. Then we wish time would go quickly again so we can attend our next class!"