"The Bernicia project has really helped me and my family during this time of uncertainty. We all enjoyed a packed lunch meal which we otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford and then worked on an Arts & Crafts activity together as a family, the kids loved it!"
The Bernicia project aims to help support over 800 people within East Durham by handing out packed lunches containing bread, ham, cheese, butter, yoghurts, fruit, crisps and biscuits along with an arts & crafts activity for the whole family.
The project was funded to help people across East Durham during the coronavirus pandemic, who may find themselves in financial hardship and struggling to provide for their families.
If you feel you or someone you know may benefit from this service, please call East durham Trust on: 0191 569 3511
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
WHAT WE DO
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts and more.