Former England, Everton and Leeds United goalkeeper Nigel Martyn helped Harrogate charity Disability Action Yorkshire (DAY) raise £500 at a cocktail party, held at Restaurant Bar & Grill.
During the evening guests sampled cocktails- chosen and made by the RBG staff – as well as having the opportunity to make them.
Jackie Snape, Chief Executive of Disability Action Yorkshire, said: “I’d like to thank the management and staff of Restaurant Bar & Grill for hosting this event, and everyone who supported us on the night.
“Being a life-long Everton fan it was lovely having Nigel Martyn with us. In addition to enjoying the cocktails, it was a great opportunity for the guests to network and find out more about the work Disability Action Yorkshire does in the area.”
Disability Action Yorkshire, which was started in 1937, owns a residential care home on Harrogate’s Claro Road for adults, aged between 18 and 65, with physical disabilities.
It also runs a training centre at its Hornbeam Park headquarters, for disabled adults who are wishing to gain the skills and experience to help them into employment.
Last July, the organisation moved its Home Care team from a first floor office in Thirsk into a new, accessible building.
From here, the 30-strong team of home care assistants carry out a wide range of duties and services to people living in their homes in Thirsk, Northallerton, Bedale, Richmond, Easingwold and Ripon.