A charity zumbathon is taking place at the Mercure King's Hotel in Priestgate on Sunday.

It will run from 1pm to 4pm and costs £8 for adults and £5 for under 16s.

The hotel has donated the room for free so all proceeds will go to Children with Cancer.

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The event has been organised by marathon runner Gillian Clason who has raised £43,000 for Children with Cancer in recent years.

CHARITY CHEQUE: St Teresa’s Hospice has benefitted from almost £1,500 raised by the Darlington lodge of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.

The hospice was the Buffaloes’ 2013 chosen charity and members organised a range of fundraising events throughout the year including an artist night and domino cards at the Copper Beech.

CHORAL CONCERT: Tickets are now onsale for the next Darlington Choral Society concert, with Darlington Sinfonia Orchestra.

It takes place at The Dolphin Centre on April 12 at 7.15pm at tickets cost £12, or for £5 students, and are available from the leisure centre, Footprints bookshop on Skinnergate and on the door.

FESTIVAL FUN: Activities from the Spring Thing Folk Festival will spill over into Sainsbury’s on Victoria Road this Saturday.

Between 11am and 1pm there will be a host of entertainers instore including morris dancers, Appalachian ladies teams and Rapper short sword dancers.