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CNG business coffee morning at Disability Action Yorkshire celebrates volunteers

Pictured from left are Harrogate Mayoress, April Martin; The Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Stuart Martin; Disability Action Yorkshire chief executive, Jackie Snape; and David Skeet, CNG’s community liaison co-ordinator

A coffee morning for businesses held at a Harrogate charity has celebrated the role of volunteers during National Volunteering Week.

As part of its ongoing commitment to giving back to its local community, CNG staged the event at Disability Action Yorkshire’s Hornbeam Park Headquarters, which was attended by civic dignitaries and business leaders.

For the attendees – including Harrogate Mayor, Coun Stuart Martin; Harrogate Borough Council leader Richard Cooper; Majestic Hotel manager Matthew Hole and Harrogate BID chairman John Fox – it was an opportunity to meet and speak with charity employees, trustees, customers, trainees and volunteers.

Jackie Snape, Disability Action Yorkshire chief executive, said: “We are extremely grateful to CNG for hosting this special event on our behalf.

“Representatives from more than 20 local organisations attended, and it was an opportunity for them to gain a greater understanding of what we do here, at Hornbeam Park, and at our Claro Road residential home.

“The coffee morning fell right in the middle of National Volunteering week, and we were honoured to have the Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Stuart Martin, with us to present certificates to four of our wonderful volunteers.

“Without volunteers, Disability Action Yorkshire wouldn’t be able to conduct all the services it currently does, and for that alone we owe all of them a huge debt of gratitude.”

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