Gary Day recently attended Daniel Yorath House to present a fabulous donation to the service. Gary was once a service user at Daniel Yorath House and, since leaving, has shown his support for the service by raising generous donations with the most recent being for over £3000.
The funds were raised during an event at the Guiseley Factory Workers Club. Gary explained that this venue is at the forefront of the local community, close to his home and with great function suite, which lent itself perfectly to the event. The Club helped greatly in promoting the event and the sale of tickets, alongside giving the use of the room free of charge. On the evening more than 200 people attended the event, all of whom were supporting BIRT (the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust) and the great work the Disabilities Trust does.
Premier league referees, Martin Atkinson, Jonathon Moss, Andy Madly and former snooker Professional Willie Thorne attended. Money was raised from ticket sales, an auction which included a football shirt signed by Brazilian legend Pele, and a House of Commons branded bottle of whisky signed by Theresa May. There was also a raffle of items donated by businesses in the local community such as restaurants and a football club.
Gary came to Daniel Yorath House with Gareth Davies from Expedia. Gary raised £1551 and Gareth kindly matched this amount to give the final amount. Rachael Harrison, Interim Service Manager, and the Daniel Yorath House team welcomed the visitors. Rachael expressed her gratitude to Gary and Gareth for their generous donation and the difference that this will make to the current service users at Daniel Yorath House. Whilst it has not been decided what the donation will be spent on yet, the service is hoping to upgrade the games room and perhaps buy a juke box! Rachael explained that it is amazing donations like these that give us fantastic opportunities to offer our service users much appreciated ‘extras’ – thank you Gary and Gareth!
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