Pub regulars boost day centre’s work

Irene Ward who along with others at the Fox and Hounds inn at Dalehouse has raised money for Dalewood Trust''w120112
Irene Ward who along with others at the Fox and Hounds inn at Dalehouse has raised money for Dalewood Trust''w120112
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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.