A new project which will see takeaways delivered to struggling families has been officially launched by a well-known actor.
The volunteer-led ‘People’s Takeaway’ project - run by support group East Durham Trust - was officially launched yesterday by New Tricks actor, Alun Armstrong, in Peterlee.The project will see hot takeaway food prepared and delivered to families facing hardship. Alun, who grew up in Annfield Plain, County Durham, said: “I’m the son of a Durham pitman myself so all the terrible things that have happened to the villages since the collieries were closed, and the deprivation and the hardship of the people living in these areas have suffered, has always been close to my heart
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Horden Hub House in Horden, near Peterlee, is managed by East Durham Trust and was established last year with funding from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust. Since setting up, the Seventh Street venue has welcomed hundreds of visitors, established a number of regular activities and recruited local volunteers to help out.
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HUNDREDS of people are preparing to take part in a gruelling 5k trail run through Peterlee’s Castle Eden Dene next week.The event starting at the Pavillion at 7pm on Wednesday, is part of the Run East Durham project, hosted by charity East Durham Trust in an attempt to increase levels of physical activity in the area.
From the Northern Echo, 18th June 2018. To read the full article click here.
A CHARITY is set to launch a new project aimed at getting people out and about as they face later life.East Durham Trust will host the Walk Together programme that will see over 40 walks staged across the district with over 300 people taking part.
The project is funded by County Durham Community Foundation as part of their Enriching Later Life initiative and is aimed at promoting physical activity and tackling social isolation.
From the Northern Echo, 28th May 2018. To read the full article click here.
A new project is being launched aimed at getting people out and about as they face later life. East Durham Trust will host the “Walk Together” programme that will see over 40 walks staged across the district with over 300 people taking part. The project is funded by County Durham Community Foundation as part of their “Enriching Later Life” initiative and is aimed at promoting physical activity and tackling social isolation.
From the Hartlepool Mail, 26th May 2018. To read the full article click here.
A NEW takeaway scheme providing support to east Durham residents is looking for volunteers to help with the making and delivering of hot meals to those in financial crisis.
East Durham Trust is establishing the innovative People’s Takeaway, a unique concept aimed at further enhance the poverty intervention and support provided by the charity.
From the Northern Echo on the 25th April 2018. Click here to read the full story.
A new initiative is looking for volunteers to help making and delivering of hot meals to people living in financial crisis. East Durham Trust is establishing the innovative ‘People’s Takeaway’ project, a uniqueconcept which will further enhance the hybrid of poverty intervention and support provided by the charity.
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A CHARITY is set to launch a new project aimed at engaging local young people in staging arts events in their own communities.
East Durham Trust (EDT), supported by County Durham Community Foundation, say they are looking to put an end young people suggesting that there was a lack of local events and that the only way to engage in arts activity was to travel outside of the area.
Known as No More Nowt Happens, the project will involve young people planning and staging events in local venues such as community centres over the next year.
From the Northern Echo on the 24th March 2018. Click here to read the full story
With breakfast costing just 50p and tea just £1, the volunteer run Hub Grub Community Café has been created to offer advice and support as well as food.
The project is the brainchild of East Durham Trust and has been made possible thanks to more than £4,500 from County Durham Housing Group.
Based in Horden Youth and Community Centre on Eden Street, the café is an informal and friendly space. It has been designed to look like any normal café, to avoid any stigma. People with specific needs can be referred for free meals. The café serves breakfast every Monday from 9am to 10am, and tea every Thursday from 4pm to 5pm.
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Family finances are at breaking point as debt fears take hold on Blue Monday, a community charity has warned. As the post-Christmas blues hit and credit card bills land on the doormat, many families face financial crisis, say East Durham Trust bosses...
From the Hartlepool Mail on 15th January 2018. Click here to read the full story.
Our CEO Malcolm Fallow and two beneficiaries talked about the support available from East Durham Trust to those in debt on the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Newcastle. The interviews took place on 15th January 2018 - a day that has become known as 'Blue Monday'.
FAMILY finances in east Durham are at breaking point as post-Christmas blues take effect, according to a leading money advice charity.
East Durham Trust says its caseworkers are managing 23 cases of personal debt, while about 50 families and individuals are currently being supported by the charity...
From The Northern Echo on 15th January 2018. Click here to read the full story
A campaign to raise £10,000 to help people struggling to make ends meet has been backed by the star of the hit film ‘I, Daniel Blake’.
East Durham Trust chiefs say they have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people who have donated to their Crowdfunding Appeal launched in early October.
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A CHARITY is celebrating after raising over £10,000 to help feed residents struggling to make ends meet. The People’s Takeaway will be set up at East Durham Trust’s Peterlee premises with money raised from the Crowdfunding appeal and matched by Comic Relief. The volunteer-led project will support families in crisis by providing them with hot meals for free. A working kitchen is being established with local people preparing and delivering food to people.
Malcolm Fallow, the trust’s chief executive, said: “The response in such a short space of time has been astonishing. We have had a large and small donations from near and far. Clearly there are people out there who care about people less well off than themselves.”
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A CHARITY has seen a spike in demand in the ten days following the introduction of universal credit and is predicting a 40 per cent rise in the number of food parcels it hands out by the end of the year.
East Durham Trust, which provides emergency food parcels, debt advice and benefit checks to the communities of the former district of Easington, has reported a surge since last week, when the benefit was introduced for new claimants in the area.
Last week, the charity fed more than 400 children during half-term “holiday hunger” events and helped 14 new claimants who went to the charity for help directly in response to universal credit, which combines a number of benefits into a single payment.
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East Durham Trust foodbank’s takeaway service gets early boost as it emerges mum sold child's pram to pay for power
The People’s Takeaway project, which will add to the current provision of emergency food parcels in East Durham, has been mentioned in the House of Commons this week and has already raised over £1,000.
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