Civic leaders to attend Darlington charity's AGM

CHARITY DATE: Darlington Borough Council leader Bill Dixon

CHARITY DATE: Darlington Borough Council leader Bill Dixon

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A MENTAL health charity in Darlington will launch its new website at its annual meeting on Tuesday (September 9).

Darlington Mind provides a wide range of services for people with mental health problems, including day care for older people with dementia and a drop in service.

The charity is the area’s largest voluntary sector mental health agency and is supported by 60 volunteers alongside 30 staff.

The website will provide new information to the public on mental health problems as well as detailing 13 projects Darlington Mind are providing.

The meeting will be held at St Hilda’s Hall Darlington and the guest speaker will be Darlington Borough Council leader Bill Dixon.

Gary Emerson, Darlington Mind’s chief executive, said: "We are pleased Cllr Dixon has agreed to ‘hit the launch button’ at our AGM and help us provide a new and exciting website full of downloadable information sheets on mental health.”

The meeting will also be attended by Darlington mayor Gerald Lee and mayoress Ruth Lee who will present service users with ICT qualification certificates and honour Darlington Mind’s volunteer of the year.

For more information on the charity and the event itself, call Mr Emerson on 01325-283169.

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1:45pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Voice-of-reality says...

You mean that Dixon, given his policies, isn't one of the charity's clients?
You mean that Dixon, given his policies, isn't one of the charity's clients? Voice-of-reality
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2:48pm Thu 4 Sep 14

DarloXman says...

Can the taxpayers of Darlington please have a whip round to pay for some professionally taken photographs of Mr Dixon (OBE nominated) - the one's the Echo use do him no favours at all. We either have the "Elvis impersonator" above or the "I've just put a shift in down the allotment" picture which again is not the most flattering.

I also hope we raise enough to finance a Primark makeover as the jumper and leather jacket both have to go!
Can the taxpayers of Darlington please have a whip round to pay for some professionally taken photographs of Mr Dixon (OBE nominated) - the one's the Echo use do him no favours at all. We either have the "Elvis impersonator" above or the "I've just put a shift in down the allotment" picture which again is not the most flattering. I also hope we raise enough to finance a Primark makeover as the jumper and leather jacket both have to go! DarloXman
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3:49pm Thu 4 Sep 14

darloboss says...

hopefully he will book in for some therapy
hopefully he will book in for some therapy darloboss
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