County Durham Community Foundation provides grants that make a genuine difference to the lives of local people. We manage charitable funds donated by local individuals, families, businesses and trusts, building up a source of long-term support for the community and acting as the vital link between donors and local needs.
Gateshead’s free holistic therapy and drop in centre, providing free care for anyone affected by cancer or terminal illness. Come to talk, to share, to relax and be yourself.
Emmanuel House is a non-profit making charitable organisation and everything is free of charge.
Below is a list of some of the types of therapies that we provide:
indian head massage
You can also enjoy a relaxing Jacuzzi, have your hair done or just simply a friendly chat. Refreshments, snacks and light lunches are provided and everything is free of charge. We also have a well equipped summer house for children of different ages where they can have fun while their mam or dad chill out.
The Percy Hedley Foundation improves the lives of over 1,000 disabled children, young people, adults and their families. We provide a range of specialist education services, a wide variety of day services for adults, a sports academy, an employability service and residential services for children and adults.
St Cuthbert’s Hospice is one of County Durham’s most loved and respected charities. Deeply embedded within the community and with thousands of engaged supporters, we raise over £1.3m a year to maintain our day hospice and in patient services and our ground breaking dementia programme. We have eight shops across the county.
The mission of the Wear Rivers Trust is to conserve, protect, rehabilitate and improve the landscape and watercourses of the whole River Wear catchment, from the watershed to the estuarine and adjacent coastal areas, through involving individuals, local communities, government agencies
and public bodies with proactive improvement works and monitoring and by increasing awareness and understanding of the environmental factors that influence the river and its associated wildlife, whilst helping to promote the river as a recreational feature for the enjoyment of all.