A DARLINGTON charity received a donation of slate products with the value of £1,000 from online homewares retailer Roman.

The donation to St Teresa's Hospice comes after the second national lockdown which forced charity shops and non-essential businesses to close their doors again.

Roman at home donated slate products with the value of £1,000 for sale in the Hospice's charity shops to help raise much needed funds in a time of uncertainty and difficulty.

The items included afternoon tea sets; plaques and chalkboards; a variety of placemats and coasters and garden markers.

Jane Bradshaw, chief executive at St Teresa's Hospice, said: "It was wonderful to learn of the team at Roman's very generous gesture. Everyone at St Teresa's Hospice is incredibly grateful that they have chosen to donate over £1,000 worth of products at such a difficult time.

"We have enjoyed a close relationship with Roman for over 20 years and they have been committed supporters of the Hospice