Local Businesses join forces to go “Spotty for Pudsey’

As parents ourselves, it is is always lovely when we are in a position to support past and present customers when they make changes.

Louise is a very valued customer who has now trained as a driving instructor in order to be more flexible in her working arrangements and work around her family’s needs. We are delighted to continue to be as flexible as possible with regards to childcare to support her to do this.

“Two Darlington businesses have joined forces to help raise money for Children in Need.

Louise Peirson-McCourt of Learn with Louise Driver Training is taking part in The Big Learner Relay which helps raise money for Children in Need.

Louise explained that “The Big Learner Relay raises money by asking people to sponsor a spot for Pudsey on my Driving School car. During the first 2 weeks in November the relay starts in Northern Ireland with each lead car carrying the top box from one lesson to another around the rest of the U.K. In total the relay covers 3000 miles over the 14 days with around 190 Driving Instructors taking a turn. When people sponsor a spot they can have their name or a message written on it!”

When Louise collected her son from Danesmoor House Day Nursery on Carmel Road North in Darlington, nursery owner Adrian Crumpton commented on the ‘spotty’ car and said it would be great if they could get involved with the fundraising as they always support Children in Need.

Adrian and his wife Claire, both qualified teachers run the Nursery in Darlington which provides childcare from birth to 11 years. The nursery has recently started the process to become one of the first accredited Forest Schools in the region.

Louise first met Adrian and Claire when she was looking for a pre-school for her son Harry “I wanted to find a childcare provider that I felt comfortable with and where Harry could prepare for starting school. Within minutes of visiting Danesmoor House I knew it was just what I was looking for”.

Both said “As parents we know how lucky we are that our children are healthy at the moment but no one knows what is around the corner. By raising money for Children in Need we can feel that we are doing something to make a real difference to people’s lives”.

So watch out for the Learn with Louise car, ‘Spotty Dotty’ as she drives round Darlington proudly showing off her spots and Pudsey Bears!

If you would like to ‘sponsor a spot’ you can donate by texting LWLD99 plus your donation to 70070 or visit Just Giving – Louise’s Big Learner Relay 2016.”5274-6fcf89