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Community fun day to raise funds for Darlington FC
FOOTBALL fans showed their support for their team at a community fun day held for Darlington FC.
The second annual DFC1883 fun day held today (Sunday, September 1) in Darlington's Market Place featured a range of events for children and adults, as well as giving local charities and organisations the chance to meet up with members of the public.
Organised by the Darlington FC 1883 fundraising group, the event also supports the work of the football club.
Joanne Cameron, a member of the fundraising team, said: “It’s about building community links and reminding people that we still have a football club.
“We’re obviously based out of the town at the moment but this brings the club back into the town centre.
“We wanted people to have a good laugh at the end of the summer holidays and it gives local charities and groups the chance to show what they have to offer.”
One of the most popular stalls was the stocks and sponges, where a number of well-known figures at the club joined Peter Barron, editor of The Northern Echo, for a charity soaking.
Mr Barron said: “I’m always pleased to get soaked for Darlington Football Club. It’s good fun for a good cause and it’s great to see the club doing so well.”
The crowds also enjoyed performances by the Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo Club, Dance Express and the Military Fitness Group.
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