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Nursery open day boosts charity funds
AN open day at Busy Bees nursery, in Cockerton, on Saturday (March 2), raised £214.17 for children’s cancer charity Clic Sargent. Darlington mayor Paul Baldwin opened the event, which was held to mark the nursery’s change of name from Just Learning to Busy Bees. After a champagne reception and toast to all involved, head chef Sharon Johnson provided nibbles for everyone to sample.
HATE SURVEY: Voluntary and community groups are being asked about hate crime after Police & Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg said that tackling it was his top priority. The eight question survey is being sent out by Evolution, in Darlington, and asks questions like “Do you understand the terms ‘hate crime or hate incident’?” and “Would you know what to do if you witnessed a hate crime?” The information will then be used to develop a training programme.
SCHOOL CONCERT: Youngsters from Polam Hall School choir will perform at Grange Road Baptist Church, in Darlington, on Friday, March 22, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for under-19s. They are available from the church conservatory, or at the door. Refreshments will be served at the interval.
CHURCH FUN: An Easter-themed ‘Fun at Four’ event will be held at St Matthew and St Luke’s Church, in Brinkburn Road, Darlington, from 4pm to 5pm, on Sunday, March 24. The event is intended for very young children, but older siblings and parents are welcome.