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Darlington BS pitches in

Darlington Building Society’s Tubwell Row branch has helped to kit out Darlington 21st Allstars under 14s football team.

The donation came from the branch’s community fund and paid for away kits for the youngsters.

Kerry Johnson, who is married to the club’s coach former Darlington Football Club player Steven Johnson, and whose 13-year old son Stevie plays for the team, approached Darlington Building Society for funding after hearing about similar donations.

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She said: “I decided to research ways of getting sponsorship for the kits and came across the Darlington Building Society Community Fund, which seemed ideal. They’d sponsored other community initiatives before, including Darlington Football Club itself.

“I contacted them and they messaged straight back. It was literally four weeks from making an enquiry, getting the money through, and then receiving the finished kits.”