Vandals target charity banner

The Advertiser Series: BANNER VANDALISED: David Gibson, of GNAAS, with the banner BANNER VANDALISED: David Gibson, of GNAAS, with the banner

A CHARITY has hit out at the vandals who tore down a sign promoting a forthcoming fundraiser.

Staff at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) were dismayed to discover the £60 banner ripped into pieces on the edge of South Park, Darlington, over the weekend of August 9 and 10.

The banner had been erected to promote the Nun Run, a 5k fun run in which participants are encouraged to dress as nuns.

David Gibson, of GNAAS, said: “The sign has only been up a couple of weeks.

"We hoped it would attract hundreds of people to the event to raise money for the air ambulance but now, no one will even know it is going on.

"I just don’t know why someone would do this.”

Darlington police are investigating the incident.

Mr Gibson added: “We’d like people to know that the nun run is still taking place.”

The run takes place in the park on October 5 and entry is £10.

To sign up, visit gnaas.co.uk/shop

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6:08pm Fri 15 Aug 14

hogworth says...

Mindless scum, probably the first to complain if there was no air ambulance available for them if it was needed.
Mindless scum, probably the first to complain if there was no air ambulance available for them if it was needed. hogworth
  • Score: 9

6:41pm Fri 15 Aug 14

JJ2000 says...

It just shows how a mentality that has been allowed to develop for so long without consequences views the world.
No respect, no regard and no intelligence.

It's becoming too common in this town.

Of course if one of those vandals was somehow injured and the North Air Ambulance refused to help them it'd be the goons and their 'entitled' families who would complain first!
It just shows how a mentality that has been allowed to develop for so long without consequences views the world. No respect, no regard and no intelligence. It's becoming too common in this town. Of course if one of those vandals was somehow injured and the North Air Ambulance refused to help them it'd be the goons and their 'entitled' families who would complain first! JJ2000
  • Score: 8

7:05pm Fri 15 Aug 14

jandarlo says...

idiots! although this story did prompt me to set up a small monthly donation to the Great North Air Ambulance so some good can come from this if we all make it happen.
idiots! although this story did prompt me to set up a small monthly donation to the Great North Air Ambulance so some good can come from this if we all make it happen. jandarlo
  • Score: 8

10:10am Sat 16 Aug 14

Copley23 says...

When I read this headline, it was a toss-up between Darlington and Sunderland.

I should have known........poor Darlo having to put up with eejits like this.
When I read this headline, it was a toss-up between Darlington and Sunderland. I should have known........poor Darlo having to put up with eejits like this. Copley23
  • Score: 6

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