The project engaged over 500 local people and increased levels of Physical Activity with five Fun Runs staged in former pit villages and a larger scale 5-kilometre event in Castle Eden Dene.
There have been some amazing stories which have come out of the Castle Eden 5k run:
Other success stories from the project include the following:
Comments received included the following: ‘I went from years of going home from work and sitting on the couch, now I am out running three times a week’ ‘Running has helped me with my confidence and anxiety’ ‘I have lost 2 stone in weight since I have started running’
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.