Quakers once again kept themselves busy raising money for two local charities during the current lockdown.

Following on from the £300 raised for the Mowden Pub which went towards buying food to make meals for the elderly and vulnerable in the community, a further £416 has been raised for two other local causes.

The sale of bonus ball numbers helped to raise £300 for the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust charity, which helps to enhance patient care and wellbeing by purchasing medical equipment and products which would not normally be available to the Trust.

Another £116 was raised for Darlington First Stop from the Mar-at-Home challenge, held on the day which would have seen this year’s London Marathon, and saw Quakers members running a wide range of miles, all while staying in their garden. Darlington First Stop provide a wide range of services to people dealing with homelessness, debt issues, unemployment and a range of other issues.