We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to some very important companies and organisations that have helped The Den this year. To name a few…
The County Durham Community Foundation with the David and Barbara Watson Grassroots Fund and I’Anson Family Fund, along with Stanley Area Action Partnership have made the Stanley Sound Hub Project possible and will mean that young people in Tanfield and surrounding areas can learn new musical skills and meet like-minded friends.
The South Causey Inn selected The Den as one of their ten local charities for their 10th anniversary year and have organised a number of events to raise money. Their contribution will cover the running costs of The Den, including health and safety compliance, as well as ensuring we can afford to continue to employ a Youth Worker and Den Assistant.
The Ballinger Trust has been instrumental in supporting us and other local youth groups in joining up the provision for young people in the area. They have provided expert guidance in looking towards longer term projects and funding opportunities.
Den Director Phillip Marshall raised funds for The Den and other charities by playing 100 continuous hours of snooker, and broke a Guinness World Record in the process!
Stanley Town Council contributed towards our Infinite Air trip and the Sir James Knott Trust also provided us with a kind contribution. The Hadrian Trust and the Barbour Foundation have also donated funding to support our charity and community events. The Den would not be here without the support and financial backing of these amazing organisations and we would like to say a huge thank you from all of our volunteers and members.