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Brushing up their skills

Building society staff have invested time to help brighten up a creative business hub and art gallery in County Durham.

The volunteers from both the Bishop Auckland and Tubwell Row branches of Darlington Building Society swapped paying in books and pens for paint and brushes, as they gave up a day to give a new look to the tired and dated kitchen at The Pod in Bishop Auckland’s market place to mark a milestone year.

Darlington Building Society is celebrating its 160th anniversary by pledging to use £160,000 from its community fund and 160 volunteer days to help 160 local organisations and causes, of which The Pod, run by the charitable Auckland Castle Trust, is one.

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