A CHARITY is celebrating the start of its 25th year of providing real work for adults with Learning Disabilities.

Northdale Horticulture started in 1988 and is going from strength to strength running its garden centre and shop on Yafforth Road in Northallerton, selling plants, woodwork and arts and craft items, and is open every week day.

Upcoming events include a grand raffle and Christmas Fair, which will be held at Northdale on Saturday, December 1 from 10am to 4pm, followed by Northdale's version of the pantomime Aladdin and The Magic Watering Can at Hambleton Forum, Northallerton on Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14 at 7.15pm.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from the Northdale shop or on 01609-770269.