Pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 at Belmont Community School, Durham were very busy before Christmas collecting items for Welcome Packs for DASH residents. Read more
We were inundated with donations ranging from clothes and food and household items to a wide range of gifts for our residents. Read more
Pupils from the Beeches School, Durham, have kindly donated food for inclusion in Welcome Packs. These are packs of food, toiletries and cleaning products which we give to each new resident. Read more
DASH residents have been learning new cookery skills under the excellent guidance of the Canny Kitchen aka Carolyn Hough. Read more
A significant change in recent years has been the level of complex needs of people coming into DASH services.
Here at DASH we rely upon the support we get through fundraising to help deliver our services and achieve our goals. We need to identify alternative income sources and fundraising is key to maintaining service delivery and helping to sustain the charity.
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Two DASH residents recently completed training in formal debating through a Durham University project called Second Chance. Read more
On Monday 3rd December 2018 Homeless Link held the first national conference on women’s homelessness in England. Read more
Every year Local Authorities in England provide a figure for how many people they believe are sleeping rough on a typical night between 1 October and 30 November. Read more
Homelessness charity Shelter has found that more than half of homeless families are working – that’s 33000 families. Read more
The City’s annual Swimathon, held at Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre each November, is organised jointly by The Rotary Club of Durham Charity Fund and The Mayor of Durham’s Charity, and typically raises over £6,000 per year for local charities. Read more
We thank John for his loyal and dedicated service over the years and we wish him all the very best for his well-earned retirement. Read more
I already had a passion for helping the Homeless, as my daughter and I make winter packs for the Homeless to give out independently at Christmas time. Read more
Nicky Robinson from Thornley has recorded a version of ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’ The song is being used to raise money to help local homeless organisations including DASH. Read more
Aiden found out about DASH having done an internet search with his father. Read more
DASH is a fantastic organisation with a welcoming and lively team, I would recommend them as an organisation to volunteer for. Read more
Volunteering with DASH has been a great experience. I have really enjoyed getting involved with lots of different projects and inputting my own ideas. Read more
Durham University staff and students showed their generosity by supporting several charity appeals at Christmas time including DASH. Read more
Students in a number of the Durham University colleges have collected clothes and donated them to DASH residents. Read more
These guys turned up off their own bat to donate hospital blankets from a local laundrette service, as well as some clothes. Read more
Further details coming soon. Read more