Ian Stidwell, from Brandon, collected free food worth nearly £700 when he won a trolley dash around the Asda store in Spennymoor, in a charity competition run by the town's Rotary Club.

Money raised through the event has been shared between Care of the Aged, Spennymoor Town Band, MacMillan Cancer Care and the Catherine Readshaw Bone Marrow Transplant Appeal.

HOSPICE HELP: Easter celebrations in Darlington town centre raised £165 for St Teresa's hospice. The money was raised at a series of events in the town centre and at the Queen Street and Cornmill shopping centres.

MOTHERS' GROUP: Mothers and toddlers are invited to join a group meeting every Wednesday at Sadberge Primary School, near Darlington. The sessions, from 1.15pm to 3.15pm, cost £2.50 per child.

SINGERS REQUIRED: The choir at St James the Great Church, Albert Hill, Darlington, is looking for members. For details telephone Stephen Edmonds on (01325) 250242, or Father Ian Grieves on (01325) 465980.

QUIZ WINNERS: The first Darlington inter-schools quiz competition for pupils in years seven, eight and nine has been held. Teams from Eastbourne, Haughton, Carmel, Longfield, Hurworth, Hummersknott and Branksome schools took part, with Carmel Technology College winning overall. A trophy was presented by Darlington Borough Council's deputy education director, David Walker.

RUMMAGE SALE: Willow Road Community Centre, Darlington, is holding a rummage sale on Saturday, from 10am to noon. All funds raised will go towards the running of the centre.

Flower display: A floral demonstration called Dreams will be given by Carol Greaves at a meeting of Teesdale Flower Club in Cotherstone Village Hall on next Wednesday, at 7.30pm.

FUNDRAISER: Ian Douglas, of Cotherstone, is organising a weekend coach trip to Bath, Cheddar Gorge and the Cotswolds on Friday, June 6. The price is £139, with profits going towards cancer research. He can be contacted after 6pm on (01833) 650638.

PRIZES NEEDED: The Friends of Ingleton Primary School, near Darlington, are looking for prizes for the raffle at their summer fair in June. All proceeds from the raffle will be used to equip a classroom at the school, which will also be used as an after-school club. Anyone who would like to give prizes is asked to contact the school on (01325) 730366.

CHURCH MARKET: St Catherine's Community Centre, in Crook Market Place, is hosting a mini-market and table-top sale on next Tuesday, from 9am to 2pm. To book a table for £5 telephone (01388) 764697.