Hollywood movie star Paul Newman has donated some of the profits from the UK sales of his Newman's Own sauce range to Dr B's, the Harrogate training restaurant and coffee shop run by Barnardo's.
The exact sum donated from the Newman's Own range of salad dressings, marinades and pasta sauces isn't yet known, but is understood to be sizeable.
Since Newman launched the business in 1982, more than $100m has been donated to charitable causes.
Dr B's is similar to Jamie Oliver's restaurant and training ground, 15, but it predates Oliver's venture. It trains youngsters with physical or learning disabilities in the catering and hospitality industry.
Although this is the first time that Newman has given to Barnardo's, the charity believes he will continue to support Dr B's.
"They really like the project," a spokeswoman for Barnardo's told Third Sector. "It's exactly the sort of scheme they were looking for."
Newman's Own's chief executive, Tom Indoe, flew to the UK to see the restaurant for himself after hearing about its work.