Publish date: 18 February 2024

We are thrilled that this vibrant family business has chosen to support the work of County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust Charity.

They have pledged to raise a massive £10,000 in 2024 to help and support the work of our NHS charity here in County Durham & Darlington.

A pandemic success story

Launched in 2022 by brothers Chris and Callum Tingle, The Axe House is nothing short of inspirational.

Amid the global pandemic, this enterprising duo transformed a back room in a County Durham industrial estate into a vibrant social space and the North East's premium axe throwing venue.

Nor did they stop there. In 2023 they invested into specialist mobile units, taking this fun activity out to weddings, community events and festivals including Camp Bestival Dorset & Shropshire, The Great Estate Cornwall, Rattlerfest and Little Orchard Cider Festival.

Team Axe House

With such a can-do attitude, we have no doubts that The Axe House will smash their fundraising target in 2024.

They have already joined County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust Charity's Great North Run team and, together with twelve family and friends, will take on 2024's race.

What's more, a smaller group of six have also committed to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge!

"My mum works for the NHS so I am truly passionate about our businesses being able to support the work of the County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust Charity." - Ashley Henderson, manager

Taking fundraising on the road

The Axe House team have other surprises up their sleeves, with fundraising activities planned when they take their mobile units to events across the UK.

With strong bookings for weddings and local community events, 2024 is already looking to be a hugely successful fundraising year for this entrepreneurial organisation.

To Team Axe House: thankyou for choosing to support the work of the County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust Charity and good luck!

Making an impact on healthcare in County Durham and Darlington

Our amazing corporate partners play a vital role in the work of County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust Charity, raising awareness and supporting the work we do to improve patient care, enhance medical innovation and create a nurturing environment for those we serve.

Become a County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust Charity corporate partner

With the help of your business, we can transform healthcare and patient experiences in County Durham and Darlington.

We can tailor our partnership packages to suit your business. From team fundraising challenges to sponsorship opportunities and event collaborations, there are so many wonderful ways your business can help and support your local NHS Charity.

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