A great start

High Bank Day Nursery got its fundraising efforts off to a great start by raising over £600 for a local mental health charity.

We recently held a car boot sale in aid of its charity of the year, Darlington Mind

The event, which took place in a field at High Bank Farm, on the outskirts of Stapleton, saw people being charged £10 a car to sell their wares, with shoppers paying £2.50 for entry, which included a bacon sandwich and coffee on arrival.

There was also refreshments and a raffle, with all proceeds going to Darlington Mind.

High Bank Manager Hayley Grainger said: “We had fantastic support from people on the day and managed to raise £620, which we are delighted with.

“It’s a great start to our fundraising for Darlington Mind and we are now busy planning further events, the next being a Christmas fayre in December.

“Darlington Mind do a great job helping people with mental health problems so we are hoping to raise as much as possible for such a worthwhile local charity over the course of the year.”

Two of the visitors to the car boot sale were former High Bank ‘learners’ William Shaefer, aged 12, and William Ryan, aged 18.

William Ryan was one of the first children to join the nursery when it opened in 2003.

He said: “I have nice memories of being at High Bank, so it was nice to come back to support the nursery in its fundraising efforts.”

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