FIVE colleagues at Darlington Building Society have donned their walking boots to support a charity carrying out “priceless” work in the North-East.

Middlesbrough branch manager Nicola Donaghue and four members of her team – Sehreena Akhtar, Jess Herbert, Angela Petty, and Shannon Thompson – walked five kilometres to raise £220 for ‘My Sisters Place’.

Based at Middlesbrough, My Sisters Place gives women and children the support they need to enable them to live free of domestic abuse.

Nicola said: “My Sisters Place does such priceless work in the community, and it’s a charity close to our hearts.

“We wanted to do something to show our support and decided on a sponsored walk. Under normal circumstances, we’d have done it together, but that wasn’t possible due to lockdown restrictions, so each of us worked out our own routes and walked independently.”

Verity Stangroom, fundraiser at My Sisters Place, said: “Without the amazing support we receive from the community, we wouldn’t be able to be able to provide support for women and children affected by abuse.

“We need the community’s suport more than ever during these difficult times, so we are really grateful to the staff from Darlington Building Society for their fantastic efforts.”