Latest news about our work in the community
You can read all about our latest community work, 5% Pledge donations, as well as some amazing stories about the charities we support.
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Despite the economic challenges of the pandemic, the Society will this year donate £60,000 to worthy organisations from the profits generated during 2020.
And County Durham Community Foundation, which administers the 5% Pledge on behalf of the Society, has announced it will make an additional donation to bring the total handed out to at least £100,000.
The first tranche of beneficiaries from the 2020 profits have now been announced and they are: Darlington CAP Debt Centre; Butterwick Hospice; South Tees Hospitals Charity; Hartlepool Special Needs Group; Middlesbrough Amateur Swimming Club; Yarm Wellness Centre; Spennymoor Town Band; the Allstars Netball Team, from Hartlepool; and Skelton United Football Club.
Niki Barker, the Society’s Director, People and Culture, said: “Darlington Building Society has been at the heart of the community since it was formed 165 years ago but we want to go further by joining up our key initiatives under one strategy.
“The 5% Pledge is close to our hearts, and we are proud to be able to share £60,000 this year despite the challenges brought by the pandemic. We are also hugely grateful for the support of County Durham Community Foundation and for boosting the fund with a generous further donation.”
Our staff volunteer with local charities and community groups throughout the year. Each staff member is given 2 days paid volunteering time to support any charitable cause they choose.
Over the last 12 months staff have volunteered their time with:
We love to get involved in fundraising wherever we can and throughout the year staff contribute to lots of activities to help raise funds for charities and organisations close to their hearts.
We hold regular fundraising activities across our branches and head office from food and gift collections, to knitting scarves and lots of bake sales!
Over the last 12 months we have so far raised funds for:
For a whistle stop tour of our community work in 2020, watch this short video. All of which was possible by our members and their continued support of our Society.