Wakefield Adventurers Take The Plunge!

Wakefield Adventurers Take The Plunge!

Six of our intrepid Wild About Wakefield adventurers have taken the plunge with a 10,000ft skydive to raise money towards our services. The group, who are all blind or have a visual impairment, wanted to challenge themselves to an even more adventurous activity and...
It’s a family affair!

It’s a family affair!

Our Wakefield team have been celebrating Volunteers Week (1-7 June) by reflecting on the successes of the 18 months since launching the project in Wakefield and the many volunteers they have welcomed along the way. For some, volunteering with us has become a family...
Tandem Triumph at Active York Awards

Tandem Triumph at Active York Awards

We’re very proud to be dusting off our awards shelf and making space for a new gong following our success at the Active York Sports Awards. Our York Tandem Club was recognised in the ‘Active in York’ category which celebrates groups or individuals achieving great...
New era… new logo!

New era… new logo!

As we approach our 30th year of enabling people with a disability to access the countryside, we thought it was time for a fresh new look to take us into our next chapter. After months of hard work behind the scenes, some crying, laughter and a few tantrums, we are...
The Blue Calypso is here…

The Blue Calypso is here…

Open Country celebrated the launch of its brand new wheelchair accessible minibus. Members of the charity gathered together with staff, volunteers, trustees and funders to celebrate the arrival of the new minibus. Russ Piper, Chief Executive of Sovereign Health Care,...
Golden Glory for the Open Country Allotment!

Golden Glory for the Open Country Allotment!

We are delighted to have received the Gold Award in the Wildlife Friendly Garden Awards for our efforts to increase the wildlife value of our plot at the Jubilee Allotments near Knaresborough. Harrogate District Biodiversity Action Group’s award scheme recognises the...