Christmas concert raises more than £700 for charity

Darlington and Stockton Times: The 14th annual Darlington Youth Brass Band Christmas Concert helped to raise more than £700 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Grange Road Baptist Church The 14th annual Darlington Youth Brass Band Christmas Concert helped to raise more than £700 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Grange Road Baptist Church

AN annual Christmas concert helped to raise more than £700 for a national cancer charity and a Darlington church.

The 14th annual Darlington Youth Brass Band Christmas Concert took place on Saturday, December 7 at Grange Road Baptist Church, in Darlington.

The event raised £741.86 for both Marie Curie Cancer Care and the outreach work of Grange Road Baptist Church, and organisers wish to thank all those who attended and donated money on the night.

Isobel Wilkinson, who helped organise the event, said: “Thanks to all who make these events so successful.

“The talent and enthusiasm of the young musicians under the leadership of their musical director Stephen Boyd was greatly appreciated.”

SHOP APPEAL: Darlington’s Scope shop is appealing for any unwanted Christmas presents to sell at its shop.

Donations of clothes, shoes, accessories, books, homeware, CDs and DVDs can be made at the shop in the town’s Cornmill Centre, which is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm and Sundays from 11am to 4pm.

Alternatively the shop will collect any items that are too big to carry in. The service is available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and can be arranged by contacting 01325-365551.

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