Building society holds 'Technicali-tea' day

Building society holds 'Technicali-tea' day

Darlington Building Society teamed up with Growing Older Living in Darlington (GOLD) to host a ‘Technicali-tea’ event.

The Tubwell Row branch of the Society joined forces with the older person’s advocacy group to host a Technicali-tea Day, where older residents were provided with free one-on-one computer and internet skills tutorials whilst they grabbed a cup of tea and slice of cake.

GOLD is a group for Darlington residents aged 50 and above, which strives to provide a bright, active and positive future for older people, whether working or retired. It is supported in its endeavour to provide a voice on local issues by Citizens Advice Darlington.

It is just one of the many organisations and businesses taking advantage of Darlington Building Society’s 160th anniversary pledge to use its resources to the benefit of 160 local organisations.

Chris Blewitt, branch manager at Darlington Building Society, said: “We’ve always been a community-focussed organisation, so it’s fantastic to be able to open our doors to local people and share our knowledge with them.

“It’s more important than ever that older people know how to make the most of computer technology and the internet. Whether that’s because they can save money comparing prices and shopping online, or stay in touch with family and friends, increasingly it is becoming more apparent that everyone needs computer skills.”

Debbie Hackworth, GOLD group coordinator, said: “It was a fantastic event and many thanks to the building society staff for their time. Everyone who went along had a problem solved and we have been delighted with the feedback we have had. We are certainly looking forward to the next one.”

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