A DALEHOUSE pub has helped raise over £6,000 to support a centre which helps adults with learning difficulties.
The latest fund-raiser, held on Christmas Eve at the Fox and Hounds, raised an additional £338, to be donated to the Dalewood Trust in Whitby.
Landlady Irene Ward explained that she had known a number of people who have received help at the trust, and therefore wanted to help them out.
She added: “It’s an unbelievable place, it really is a marvellous place where they do incredible things.”
£238 was raised through a Christmas raffle, with the star prize being a hamper donated by Co-op supermarket manager Dennis Gilroy.
The Staithes Choir also sang at the event without a fee, so Mrs Ward donated an extra £100, bringing the total raised to £338.
She added that she would like to thank her “unbelievable” customers, the choir and the Co-op staff.
Dalewood Trust, located on Cholmley Way, is a day service which aims to promote independence, social and work based skills among Whitby residents with learning disabilities.
For more information, call the centre on (01947) 500683.