Volunteers and Missioner’s from Darlington Town Mission have been delivering Easter Gifts to the elderly across Darlington this week.
Darlington Town Mission was founded in 1838 by Darlington businessmen and has been caring for the elderly and disadvantaged ever since.
The Mission provides companionship and practical help to many residents across Darlington and this has been vital support to many local residents during this challenging time.
The main focus of the group during lockdown has been to help those that are isolated or live alone via telephone services or arranging socially distanced doorstep or garden visits where possible, but Darlington Town Mission are look forward to when things return to normal. They will be able to resume with their trips to the seaside, garden centres, theatres, museums and art galleries, all with travel and refreshments included, sometimes even an afternoon tea!
Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington visited the team to support in their efforts this week.
Peter Gibson, Member of Parliament for Darlington, said: “It was lovely to see the positive impact Darlington Town Mission has across Darlington.
“It is vital during this difficult time that we keep up the memento of the amazing community work that is being down in Darlington to ensure that elderly residents do not feel isolated and delivering Easter gifts is very much part of that.”
Brian Simpson, Chair Darlington Town Mission, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome Peter Gibson when he volunteered to support the preparation and distribution of Easter bags this week. His involvement went well beyond the usual photograph opportunity for politicians!
“His offer of support for the future is encouraging to all the Darlington Town Mission family. Thanks Peter’.
To find out more or get involved visit www.darlingtontownmission.org.uk or call 07493 251357