Find out more about Middleton St George Community Centre

The Middleton St George Community Association exists to improve the lives of community members by providing educational, recreational and social activities, and to run and maintain a community centre as a base for those activities. If you would like to know more about our purpose, vision or history please select one of the buttons below.

The Trustees

David Darling

Trustee, Chairman & Acting Treasurer

I moved to Middleton St George late September 2018 with my wife Maria.

Having been in business for most of my working life, I retired in 2016 and have held various voluntary positions of office for several organisations and charities, all involving the building of community relations. I wanted to become involved with the local community when we moved to Middleton St George, so I offered to help with the Community Centre and became a Trustee early in 2019.  I became Secretary in May 2019, Acting Chairman in July 2019 and now hold the post of Chairman and Acting Treasurer.

I enjoy helping my fellow Trustees with the continued projects of the Community Centre and offering my business skills to help wherever I can.

Louise Seniscal

Trustee & Vice Chair

I have been on the Community Association committee since 2014 and took the role of Vice Chairperson in 2017.

My husband and I moved into the village from Hurworth in 2005, wanting to be part of a community. We have two girls who have grown up in the village, and we all now have many friends who live in Middleton St George.

I work in a large primary school in Middlesbrough three days a week, as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.  I have worked there for 21 years, working with children from 3-9 years of age.

My role as a Trustee is where I feel I can help improve your Community Centre.  I have always enjoyed working as part of a team, and enjoy a challenge!

Maria Darling

Trustee & Secretary

After living out of the area for quite some time, I returned to my roots in this beautiful part of the country in 2018.  Whilst living in Poole, I worked as a voluntary Trustee with a charity in Bournemouth, where we raised over £1m for a new Breast Screening centre at the hospital.

Most of my working life has been in the corporate sector, and I ran my own business for the last 14 years.  I am also a qualified TEFL teacher, and have a love for our language which I share with foreign students.  When David and I moved to Middleton St George the plan was to spend more time together doing things we love.

As a new-comer I was keen to become involved in the community and so became a Trustee of the Community Association in 2019.  I take great pleasure in helping to build on what has been achieved so far by a great committee, in order to help the Community Association grow and prosper for future generations.

Sue Camidge

Trustee

I have lived in Middleton One Row since 1988 with my husband and our two daughters. I have always been interested in keeping fit, and in 2013 I started a Zumba class at the Community Centre. It was a great opportunity to meet local residents. Subsequently I was invited to attend a meeting to meet the committee and I am now a Trustee.

I have a Level 3 fitness qualification and not only run Zumba classes, but I teach Pilates, Ballroom Dancing, keep fit and a Latin class, all at the Community Centre.

Hannah McCurley

Trustee

I moved with my family to Middleton St George late in 2018. After living in the center of Stockton on Tees, we were keen to find somewhere with a strong sense of community and become involved in village life. After living in the village for a year, and using the community center regularly, I felt it a worthy cause to be a part of.

I work full time as a nurse in the private sector, run a small crafts business and look after a growing family. Life is busy, but I do like it that way!

Marion Ogle

Trustee

I moved to Middleton St George in January 2020 with my husband Lindsay from Darlington, where I’ve lived and worked most of my life.  Having recently retired from Darlington Borough Council after 43 years’ service, I gained a vast amount of experience in Town Centre Partnerships and event management, along with lots of contacts.  I’d like to utilise my experience to assist the Trustees with the development and implementation of the community centre’s projects and events.

I am a member of Darlington for Culture, a committee member of Darlington Community Carnival and Darlington Dance Festival Association.  I am excited about my role as a Trustee and look forward to working with the community.

James McCurley

Trustee

Having spent the majority of my life living in various areas of Teesside I moved to the village in 2018 with my wife to start our family. This decision was made in no small part due to the community feel of the village. Having lived here for a few years now, I feel it is time I began to contribute to the village in some small part and so asked to become a member of the community association.

Whilst I currently work for the NHS I have worked in a variety of roles across the public, private and charitable sectors and for a short while ran my own business. I hope that my experiences can be of benefit to the Community Centre and that I am able to help make a difference to our community alongside the other trustees.

Deborah Laing

Trustee

Paul Wilson

Trustee

I moved to Middleton St George in 1996 with my family and remained in the village for 15yrs before moving to the outskirts of Darlington. I’ve now reconnected with MSG as Secretary and Safety Officer for DD Model Boat Club.

I have a keen interest in the performing arts, having been part of the Kynren show team, Arts and Crafts at the Theatre Hullabaloo, former member of Darlington for Culture and Public Relations Officer for Darlington Festival for Performing Arts.

Having retired from the Police Force after 30 years service, I have a wealth of life experiences and skills that I can bring to MSGCA as a Trustee, to benefit the community.

Find out more

Connect with us on Facebook

If you would like to contact us please use the details below:

Address

Middleton St George Community Centre

Water Park

Station Road

Middleton St George

Darlington

DL2 1JG

Email - msgcommunitycentre@gmail.com