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Foundation Lends Its Support to Dr B’s Training Programme

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The Geoffrey Harrison Foundation has made a donation to support the training services at Dr B’s Restaurant and Coffeeshop in Harrogate.

Dr B's is a Barnardo's Service, with over 25 years of experience working with young people to improve the skills required to give them a better chance in life. The restaurant is open to the public and enables Dr B’s to deliver a work-based, hands-on vocational training programme in hospitality and catering.

Programmes are tailored to each individual young person, who range in age from 14 to 24, and include training in functional math, English and ICT skills, healthy lifestyle, CV preparation and job seeking skills, personal development and teamwork, as well as nationally recognised and accredited qualifications.

David Palmer of the Trusts Team at Barnardo’s said: ‘Everyone at Dr B’s Training Restaurant was thrilled to learn of The Geoffrey Harrison Foundation’s very generous offer of support. The donation will enable the team at Dr B’s to invest in the front of house facilities at the restaurant, and this will benefit our customers, whose patronage makes it possible for us to provide a training environment for our young people’.

Geoffrey Harrison said: ‘The work Dr B’s is doing to support young people in developing the skills to be able to progress further in training and into employment is vitally necessary and in complete alignment with the Foundation’s goals. We’re delighted to be able to support this important work.’

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