Building society staff in Barnard Castle raise £185 to help boost work of charity

The Advertiser Series: Fundraiser Laura Sowerby, of Darlington Building Society, with Jess Stephenson, of Charlee's Angels. Fundraiser Laura Sowerby, of Darlington Building Society, with Jess Stephenson, of Charlee's Angels.

FUNDRAISING workers have collected £185 to help a charity which was set up in the memory of a baby who was shaken to death by his father.

Staff at the Darlington Building Society branch, in Barnard Castle, collected the money for the Charlee’s Angels Foundation.

The charity was set up following the death of Charlee Cameron Clark, of Gainford, in March 2011.

Lee Clark, the youngster’s father, was sentenced to nine years in prison after he was found guilty of manslaughter.

The foundation helps to support families who have been affected by shaken baby syndrome.

Staff at the building society donated £150 from their annual community support fund. They also raffled a giant bunny, held a book sale and sold bracelets and necklaces to raise money.

Laura Sowerby, customer sales assistant at the branch, said: “The building society is dedicated to looking after local interests and we feel this includes supporting local good causes as much as we can.

“Charlee’s Angels Foundation is a relatively new charity doing lots of good work so we wanted to lend them our support.”

Jess Stephenson, of Charlee’s Angels Foundation, said, “We are most grateful to the staff for their efforts. All the money raised will be put to good use to support local people.”

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