Feels like community spirit

Darlington Building Society in Bishop Auckland has affirmed its community links after forging a relationship with a local community hub.

Building society team members Karen Collingwood and Graham Walker spent a day at the Woodhouse Close Church and Community Centre.

They were volunteering their expertise at its credit union and spent some time helping to feed nearly 100 people at the busy lunch club.

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They also presented a cheque for £137, which will go towards the running costs of the Proudfoot Drive facility, which offers support to the people of Bishop Auckland and the surrounding areas in many forms, including a food bank, lunch club, meals on wheels, thrift shop and Credit Union.

Karen Collingwood, branch manager at the Bishop Auckland branch of Darlington Building Society, said: “It was very interesting spending the day at Woodhouse Close Church and Community Centre. It’s amazing to see how many projects, clubs and schemes it runs.”