DADS were championed during a sports day celebrating the hard work they do.
Staff from Haswell Children’s Centre worked in partnership with the village’s Yellow Wellies Day Nursery to hold a Dads Celebration Sports Day recently.
Sporty fun activities were on offer with those taking part receiving medals and certificates in recognition of their efforts.
Family support worker Danielle Edwards said: “Together with Yellow Wellies, we hoped to help dads realise they are very important in their child’s life to help them reach their full potential as they grow older.
“We wanted to celebrate the hard work that all of the dads do when bringing up their children and helping them to grow up.
“We wanted to reward them with a sports day they could share and treasure with their little ones as they grow up so quickly.”
There was plenty of rivalry throughout the day in some competitive activities, but it was widely acknowledged that the overall winners were thos who took part.
Sure Start children’s centres are part of the One Point Service, which is part of Durham County Council’s strategy of working with families in the community.