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Charity of the year

High Bank Day Nursery has chosen the area’s largest voluntary sector mental health agency as its charity of the year.

Darlington Mind was selected by the nursery following suggestions made by parents and staff.

It also complements a new initiative introduced recently at High Bank which sees staff receiving free counselling sessions if they want to discuss any issues relating to their mental health.

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Flying high

High Bank Day Nursery is flying high after raising £2,355.80 for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

Following a vote by parents and staff, we chose GNAAS as our charity of the year for 2018.

Over the last 12 months, the we have held various fundraising events, including a sponsored walk, supermarket bag pack, sponsored abseil and a Christmas fayre.

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Top of the summit

Getting to the top of the summit was the hardest part of our latest fundraising effort as it was all downhill from there!

In the latest event to raise money for our charity of the year, the Great North Air Ambulance Service, staff, parents, friends and family from High Bank Day Nursery abseiled from one of the cliffs at Goldsborough Carr in Teesdale, County Durham.

Despite a few, understandable, pre-abseil nerves, everyone successfully managed to rappel down, raising over £250 (and still counting) for Great North Ambulance in the process.

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