East Durham Striders

by East Durham Health & Fitness Community Interest Company in Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom

East Durham Striders

Total raised £3,475

Gift Aid
+ est. £193.75
£5,000 target 21 days left
69% 54 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 9th June 2024 at 11:14am

Our aim is to set up a new 'not for profit' running club within the community of East Durham. The club will be accessible to all abilities.

by East Durham Health & Fitness Community Interest Company in Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom

Who are we?

Bring back East Durham Striders!!! 

Many years ago I set up East Durham Striders in South Hetton. It was so much fun and kept a lot of people active for FREE! It built fitness, stamina but was also a great social event for everyone involved. 

We want to bring it back as a 'not for profit' group under East Durham Health & Fitness Community Interest Company ... 

But it needs your help to get started! 


Why are we crowdfunding?

Due to the impact that Covid-19 had as well as the emerging energy crisis, money is a lot tighter. With the help of Sport England this crowdfund is aid recovery and reinvention of East Durham Striders safe return to play

We have a large group of men & women excited to begin their running journey! For this to happen we are looking to fundraise to get the group established and sustainable. The more leaders we can train the better, meaning we can run a mixed ability club.


How we will spend the money? 

Your donation will be used towards the following:

  • Registering with Run England 
  • Training for Run Leaders - the more leaders the better to allow us to target more people! 
  • East Durham Striders Merchandise
  • Group management, risk assessments & session delivery 
  • Devising a training programme suitable for ALL
  • Organised race event to end the training programme 

Post campaign we will relaunch East Durham Striders Running Club which will take place from East Durham Fitness reception area every Sunday morning at 8am. This will start in May 2024. 

Lets get the community of East Durham out RUNNING!


'How you can play your part' 

 There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

 1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£25 or more

FREE entry into Summer Race Event

Free race entry - Summer 2024. To celebrate the end of the training programme you will have FREE entry into our 5km or 10km race - this would RRP at £25! Hosted by East Durham Fitness.

£1 or more

Free bottle of water at your first run session!

Donate £5 or more and receive a free bottle of water at your first session. Usually £1 at East Durham Fitness reception.

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

25% off a meal at Flamingo Bar & Cafe

25% off meal at Flamingo Bar & Cafe for everyone donating £5 or more. The most popular coffee shop in the area! Average meal RRP is approx £15. https://flamingobarandcafe.com

£5 or more

Bees & Butterflies Discount

10% off Bees & Butterflies Flowers with a donation of £5 or more. The most popular florist in the area! Average product costing around £30 but the more you spend with them, the more you save. Check out their store by following this link. https://www.beesandbutterfliesflowers.com/category/all-products

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

20% off semi permanent make up by Vicky Hedley

20% off semi permanent make up by Vicky Hedley. RRP around £200 which would save you an average of £15! https://www.facebook.com/vickyhedleymakeupartist/?locale=en_GB

£25 or more

Giant Meals 20% off one month of meal prep(15meals

Giant Meals 20% off one month of meal prep (15 meals per week). RRP £300 for a full 4 week m month (3 meals per day). Saving an amazing £35! https://www.facebook.com/p/Giants-Nutrition-100063953657070/

£25 or more

Entry to Erg Endurance Event

With this you receive an entry into our Spring endurance event at East Durham Fitness.

£30 or more

50% off boiler service

Donate £30 and receive 50% off a boiler service from Graham Moor (Seaham based). Average service cost is £80.

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