Within branch we always try to help where we can within the local community, recently we have been raising money for the Butterwick Hospice as well as the Four Clocks Centre in Bishop Auckland.
To raise money for these worthy causes Lorraine, Shannon and Amanda from the branch decided to do a zip wire from the transporter bridge in Middlesbrough. We have also held a tombola within branch as well as “guess where the bear is going” and we are also taking part in the great north run to raise more money for the Butterwick Hospice.
As well as holding different events in branch to raise money we also work with local schools and organise their currency for school trips, we also hold an awards ceremony at Etherley Lane Primary school at the end of the year for students with full attendance.
During Christmas we donated gifts to The Womans Refuge of Bishop Auckland for the families that would be staying here over this period.