Darlington’s celebrations

Darlington Building Society has coordinated a charity day at George Dent Nursery as part of its community pledge.

The society is celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2016 by giving 160 volunteering days to organisations, such as, the George Dent Nursery.

Its Cockerton and Tubwell Row branches have donated £250 to set up a new garden for the two-year-olds at the nursery. The money will go towards new tools and equipment to help the garden take shape. It will include a planting area, so that the children can experience gardening.

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Jayne Tomlinson, Cockerton branch manager, spent time at the nursery helping to set up the new outdoor area.

Ms Tomlinson said: “For over a century Darlington Building Society has been an avid supporter of the local community, and I am honoured to have been able to help so many worthwhile causes throughout the time I have worked here.”