A North Yorkshire charity has been recognised for its work by being honoured with a royal recognition of excellence.

Harrogate-based Disability Action Yorkshire – which runs a residential home, training centre and second-hand furniture enterprise – will officially receive the Duke of York Community Initiative Award at a ceremony next month.

Disability Action Yorkshire Wins Royal Recognition Of Excellence

The honour, which will be presented to members of the charity by HRH Prince Andrew himself, lasts for five years and recognises community projects based in Yorkshire that are of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others.

Disability Action Yorkshire is one of 50 organisations from across the whole region to have been recognised for their work in their communities.

Kevin Sharp, chair of the DOYCI Management Board, said:

“Once again it’s our pleasure to recognise these outstanding community groups on behalf of HRH The Duke of York.

“In one way or another each and every one of them enhance the lives of the people they serve, and we look forward to welcoming them all into the DOYCI family.”

Jackie Snape, Disability Action Yorkshire Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to be receiving the Duke of York Community Initiative Award for the second time.

“We are very proud of our achievements spanning the last eight decades, and this award, which comes with a royal seal of approval, is a testimony to the continued hard work of employees, trustees and volunteers alike.”

Further information about Disability Action Yorkshire is available from its website, www.disabilityactionyorkshire.org.uk