Charities of the Year



Lanchester Cricket Club are delighted to announce that there will be three charities that benefit from the running of the 2018 beer festival


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Guide dogs for the Blind


The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is a British charitable organisation founded in 1934. Guide Dogs helps blind and partially sighted people across the UK through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services. They also campaign for the rights of those with visual impairments and invest in eye disease research.




Down's Syndrome North East (DSNE) is a charity run entirely by unpaid parents, carers and volunteers for  children and people of all ages with Down's syndrome in the North East. 

We promote opportunities to enable those with Down’s syndrome to achieve their full potential and raise the profile of people with Down’s syndrome. 

All members from across the North East are welcome to join in any of the many activities that are organised such as regular soft play sessions, support groups, theatre trips, sports activities, pantomimes, parties and activity breaks and much more.

 We support parents, carers and siblings whenever we can and heavily subsidise activities to include everyone. Lifelong friendships providing mutual support have been formed by doing this.


Willow Burn Hospice

In 1989 Willow Burn Hospice opened its doors to the community of Derwentside with warmth, respect and a real passion for the people we care for.  Today, our values remain the same, stronger than ever.

Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to delivering excellent care to people with a variety of life limiting illnesses, and provide a friendly, personal service to all patients. We believe in the dignity of Care and ensure that is evident in all that we do – making Willow Burn a real ‘home away from home’, whilst maintaining first-rate nursing services.

At Willow Burn we care for the whole family, making Quality and Dignity our focus. This allows our visitors and their families can experience the peace and tranquility of our stunning location, friendly teams and variety of services with ease during difficult times.









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