On Saturday 2nd September AYCC opened its doors to the local community to celebrate our Widening Horizons Project Launch with a Family Fun Event. The day was extremely well supported and families in particular found a wide range of activities available for all. 

We were delighted to welcome many local partners to come and deliver a range of information to the local community such as: Gaunless Gateway, County Durham Fire and Rescue, ARIES Project, Durham Constabulary, Cultivate 4 Life, Wellbeing For Life, Durham Community Action and Citizens’ Advice County Durham.


Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman and Mayor Adam Zair also came along to our event to show their support for the local community and AYCC itself. 





The event was also an opportunity to raise funds for the centre’s activities and thanks to the generosity of local people and businesses we were able to raise £210 through a range of fundraising activities including a Cafe and Bake Sale. 

The Widening Horizons Project started earlier this year and Saturday was its official launch event. Please read more about this project here.