Darlington Building Society is helping the elderly community to enjoy a Holiday at Home.

St Andrew’s Church, Haughton-Le-Skerne,  Darlington hosted an event to allow elderly people in the church and community, who don’t get away on holiday,  to enjoy three days of socialising and being involved in different activities

Working alongside the church group, Darlington Building Society has funded one of the holiday-themed days through its community fund.

The day funded by Darlington Building Society will include various activities such as a sweet making demonstration,  a craft activity, a singalong session and a fish and chip lunch.

This year, the Society is celebrating its 160th birthday and have pledged to support 160 worthy causes across the region, such as the Holiday at Home initiative.

Jayne Curtis, Customer Service Consultant at Darlington Building Society, said: “The ‘holiday at home’ initiative is such a fantastic idea. It is a time for many who do not go on holiday to enjoy many different activities and also enjoy a time of socialising and mixing with others. The day allowed those who attended to socialise and enjoy some of their favourite pastimes.

“The people at St Andrews Church have put in so much hard work to make the days memorable and it is great we have been able to help with the funding.”

Lesley Stegner, Holiday at Home volunteer, said: “The Holiday at Home days are very enjoyable for those who attend and gives them something to look forward to with the activities and entertainment which are designed to really make our members feel like they are on holiday.

“Thank you so much to Darlington Building Society for helping us to fund such a fantastic day.”