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
Charity No: 1117642 Company No: 05934124
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 and health inequality. East Durham Trust’s operates on a ‘hub and spoke’ approach through well-established partnerships with our communities. We work directly with community members and partners to facilitate prevention, intervention and crisis support services delivered in our communities, for our communities and by our communities.
We empower people to take ownership of their own needs and work to lift up those most in need in East Durham. We help build and maintain meaningful relationships within our community ensuring those on the margins are helped to be in reach of a spectrum vital services.