Durham Group are pleased to be supporting a number of community fundraisings in County Durham. The cost-of-living crisis is at the top of the nation’s economic agenda and a number of charities have been severely impacted by high inflation and the increased energy cost.

Examples of projects supported include the Poverty Hurts Appeal which has been launched by County Durham Community Foundation (“CDCF”) to raise £1million in response to the cost-of-living crisis and St Cuthberts Hospice through the provision of Christmas presents and pampering packs to patients. 

CDCF lead by Dr Michelle Cooper has raised over £56m to support communities over the last 27 years and the Poverty Hurts Appeal coincides with the latest statistics showing that more than one-third of children in the North East now live below the poverty line.

Chief executive, Gurpreet Singh Jagpal, said: “I heard about the Poverty Hurts Appeal through Durham Business Club and wanted to support it straight away.

“I’ve grown up in the region, studied and lived in this county, and it’s very distressing to see many families struggling. This is our way, as a local business, of being part of the solution by taking action and backing the community projects that are helping people of all ages stay warm and well this winter and beyond.”