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Community

Fabric Gallery and Interiors may just be one shop in the village of Dunnington but we are proud to be part of the local community. We have been touched by the support we have had from people in Dunnington since the very first day we opened our shop here.

Dunnington village is situated four miles east of the historic City of York. This beautiful village, mentioned in the Doomsday book, nestles on a ridgeway which runs from the East Yorkshire Wolds to York itself.

Images of Spring in Dunnington - road-side flowers and Hassacarr Pond

Many of our customers travel to our shop from across Yorkshire and beyond and almost without exception they comment on the attractiveness and convenience of Dunnington.

We are pleased to support several local organisations:

York House – Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust

In February 2013 we helped organise the York Lifestyle Exhibition and we were one of the 12 exhibitors. A key element of the Exhibition was a charity prize draw intended to help local charity York House. Over £600 was raised for charity during the two day exhibition.

York NHS “What’s Your Goal?” campaign

In December 2012 Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) made history by breaking the record for the longest line of bunting. We supported the Trust’s “What’s Your Goal?” mental health campaign by providing materials to the volunteers who made the record breaking bunting.

Dunnington in Bloom

The village has been an active participant in the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition gaining runner-up status in the small towns category in 2006. Every year a huge volunteer effort ensures that Dunnington looks great during the summer and again at Christmas. In 2010 the village won three prizes in Yorkshire in Bloom. Each year we contribute to the funding of Dunnington in Bloom.

Dunnington Fayre

For a village its size, Dunnington has well appointed sporting facilities and these are supported each year by a comprehensive range of fund raising events. The highlight is the Dunnington Fayre, one of the top events in the York summer calender.

York Guardian Angels Appeal

This started as a newspaper campaign to raise £300,000 to develop Children’s High Dependency Care for sick children at York Hospital. With the success of the campaign The Press’s Guardian Angels Appeal has gained official charity status and taken on a new name. The charity, called Guardian Angels York, will enable fundraising for the new unit to continue into the future.

York against Cancer

York against Cancer is a local charity that works with healthcare professionals to improve the lives of cancer patients, their carers and families in York and the surrounding area.

Fulford School

We are pleased to regularly support the Fulford School Textiles Department since school budgets are always finite. Hopefully the fabric we donate will help the students create even more imaginative and successful projects.

Raffle prizes

We have also donated raffle prizes to help organisations to  raise money for charity; for example Pocklington School, NSPCC Open Gardens in Dunnington and Dunnington Library.