A CHARITY which provides work and training for adults with learning disabilities has raised more than £600 with an outdoor production of The Jungle Book.

Members of Northdale Horticulture recently staged its production within the grounds of the centre on Yafforth Road in Northallerton.

The show utilised the new wheelchair-friendly treehouse, which doubled as King Louis and his monkeys’ castle, while elsewhere the jungle setting was brought to life in the centre’s leafy grounds.

For show director, Jane Corbett, it was her last production with the charity before she leaves to study drama at university. She said: “I have had the privilege and good fortune to put on many productions alongside these wonderful people over the years and watched them blossom into fine young actors and actresses.

“I will miss them all terribly – it’s a very special place to work.

“It is time to go and study drama further and I will look forward to coming to watch future shows from the audience, which will be a totally new experience.”

The centre will continue to stage shows with new instructors.

A raffle during the evening was run by staff from the TSB, while employees with Skipton Building Society created desserts for the after-show party and presented the cast with a fire bowl which will be used for marshmallow toasting and other outdoor cooking activities.