This year we are delighted to be able to continue our partnership with the Sir Tom Cowie Charitable Trust. Their aim of the trust is to provide a wealth of experiences for children at Seaburn Dene. This includes trips to Beamish for our Year 3 class, a River Wear experience trip for Year 5, Lambton Park for Year 6 and an opportunity to take an overnight sailing trip on the Tyne, as well as class sets of beautiful reading books by Vicky Cowie and illustrated by Charlie Mackesy.
The primary purpose of the Trust is to fund projects which provide opportunities for young people and improve quality of life in the City of Sunderland and County Durham. In addition, the Trust looks to support projects looking to link people living in the rural environment with the countryside and the natural environment. The Trustees also look to support projects proposing to conserve and maintain historic and important buildings and projects looking to conserve and maintain wildlife and, particularly, threatened species in our region.
Geographically, the Trust primarily supports projects in the City of Sunderland where Sir Tom was born, the area of Derwentside in County Durham where he lived, and the valleys of Teesdale and Weardale, which were landscapes he loved.