Alington House

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Alington House Community Association, Durham

Alington House provide fortnightly fun in County Durham.

Alington House Community Association were awarded £17,640 by People’s Health Trust, using money raised by Health Lottery North East & Cumbria.

This new two-year project aims to provide a fortnightly social group for individuals who are visually impaired from across County Durham. The project will offer activities supported by tutors, guest speakers and other activity-based organisations.

Based in central Durham, there are 25 regular participants and a steering group of six will meet regularly to plan and manage the group’s activities.

The project ultimately aims to address issues of social and emotional isolation, physical and sensory disability and mental ill health.

Chris Lunn, the spokesperson for The Health Lottery in the North East & Cumbria said: “We are delighted that money raised through The Health Lottery North East & Cumbria is supporting such important local projects.”

Already, over £5.5 million has been raised for Health Lottery North East & Cumbria, which helps to make a huge difference for these local good causes groups.

Between 1 March and 31 March 2019, Health Lottery North East & Cumbria will benefit from Health Lottery tickets sold for all draws. You can purchase tickets in advance for these draws online at or from more than 32,000 local retailers nationwide including The Post Office, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Morrisons and WH Smith.

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