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Arrrrr, town joins in with 'talk like a pirate' event
5:12pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
BUSINESSES in a North-East town have taken on pirate personalities for a charitable cause.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day was picked up on by business improvement company Distinct Darlington on Thursday (September 19), to raise money for First Stop, a local charity dealing with homelessness.
Keen buccaneers include the owner of Coopers Tea Rooms and The Waterhouse Kitchen, Peter Bulmer, and his wife Suzanne, who have enthusiastically supported the event.
Barnacles, a popular fish and chip shop in Skinnergate, Darlington, went all the way with costumes, bunting, and inflatable parrots, as well as a successful “Guess how many coins are in the jar” competition.
Heather McCabe, a worker at Barnacles, said: “People keep looking at us like we’re really stupid, but at least it’s for a worthy cause.”
Distinct Darlington chose this event because it is easy to get involved with and light-hearted, helping to create an entertaining spectacle in the town centre.
Helen Surm, of Distinct Darlington, said: “We wanted to support First Stop to highlight the partnership between Distinct Darlington, local businesses, and the police, in working together for the same course.
“Creating a friendly and welcoming town centre is our priority.”
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