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Cummins staff help out in the community as part of Darlington Cares initiative
STAFF from one of Darlington’s biggest employers swapped their day jobs for community work as part of the Darlington Cares initiative.
A team of workers from the Cummins plant on Yarm Road spent their morning fixing bicycles for the Bike Stop enterprise, which sells restored bikes to help fund the work of the Darlington homeless support charity First Stop.
A second team from Cummins spent an afternoon litter picking and cutting back foliage at the Rockwell Nature Reserve.
Katie Blundell, Darlington Cares programme manager, also helped out at the reserve along with Margs Graham, chairman of the Friends of Rockwell Nature Reserve.
Mrs Graham said it was “a boost” for the group to have the extra pairs of hands to help maintain the reserve.
She added: “Everybody has been really good and they seem quite happy to get stuck in and do the work.”
The Darlington Cares initiative involves a handful of businesses and organisations in the borough who allow their staff to take time out to complete volunteer work within the community.
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