A WITHINGTON based business that provides arts and crafts to children and adults celebrated its first birthday last week with a fun party session including party crafts, messy play and a cake smash.

Started by former finance director, Alison Denning, The Creation Station Hereford provides arts and crafts based classes, parties and events entertainment and has inspired over 3,000 children during the last year.

Alison says, "We have had such an overwhelming amount of support from the local community as there is nothing else quite like it in the area, that's why I initially decided to take the franchise on. We have built up an amazing customer base over the year and it has been amazing to see the children in classes grow and progress."

The Creation Station has also provided crafts for several local events including Saxon Hall's 'Reach Out' Event and the Hereford Food and Advent Festival. "This year, I'm really looking forward to continuing to build up relationships with local businesses and events and to continue to deliver free crafts to the community; it is really important to me that arts and crafts are made accessible to all."

"The past year has been a complete whirlwind and I've got so many exciting plans for the year ahead. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone we have met during the last year as without them I would not be able to continue to do a job that I love!"

You can find out more about The Creation Station at thecreationstation.co.uk/alison-denning or on Facebook @thecreationstationhereford