The first event of its kind to celebrate social care providers on the Yorkshire coast has been hailed as a success.
Around 500 people from social care and support industries gathered at Scarborough Spa to honour those who care for the oldest and most vulnerable.
Organiser Mike Padgham said: “It was a wonderful evening and a very fitting tribute to all those people, paid and unpaid, who work in the care of our oldest and most vulnerable people.
“We had a fantastic turnout and everyone was in the mood to celebrate and enjoy some great music, comedy and entertainment of the highest order.
“Everyone took advantage of the opportunity to escape politics, doom and gloom and enjoy the evening.
“I’m grateful to the team at Saint Cecilia’s, the Independent Care Group and all our sponsors and supporters without whom the evening would not have been possible.
“I also want to thank chief executive Richard Flinton and everyone at North Yorkshire County Council for their support and for coming along and bringing their own special guests.”
As well as honouring care workers, the event supported the Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Forward charities.
The event was supported by Oomph!, Infiniti Scaffolding, North Yorkshire Law, The Skills Network, Mitchells, everyLIFE Technologies, CU Scarborough, East Coast Fire Services, Boro Lifts, Person Centred Software, Hempsons, Countrywide Healthcare, Nat West, Yorkshire Bank, Christie & Co and many others.