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Cleveland Bridge partners with Darlington Cares

Working with Darlington Cares, Cleveland Bridge staff will volunteer their time to assist with projects across the local area. The company has already hosted a food bank drop off point for the scheme in the run up to Christmas.

Darlington Cares, which was founded in 2012 is a group made up of volunteers from local businesses. It works with more than 20 businesses, completed around 12,000 hours of volunteering, and delivered more than 75 projects including helping schools, community groups, charities and young people.

Cleveland Bridge, which has been a major employer in Darlington for more than 150 years, has its base in Yarm Road where it produces large steel structures such as bridges and high-rise buildings. It employs almost 300 people, including 21 apprentices.

The company is also keen to support other community projects in Darlington area. Local organisations and community groups can contact to discuss how the company can help.

Chris Droogan, Managing Director of Cleveland Bridge UK, said: “Darlington Cares makes a real difference to our town and I’m delighted we are supporting its projects. Our staff are really looking forward to getting involved and help others in Darlington.”

Simone McNeill, Darlington Cares’ Programme Support Manager, said: “We are really grateful for the support from Cleveland Bridge. It is an iconic Darlington employer, which has been an important part of the town for generations. It joins a very active group of local businesses that work together to improve our town and provide opportunities for those that live and work here.”

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