Our New Young Carer Worker, Laura Ives is Awesome

Laura will take over from Susan as the Craven Young Carer worker at the end of this month.  She really enjoyed her first trip out with Craven Young Carers to Malham Tarn Field Centre.

Having fun with selfie sticks is Awesome

Craven Young Carers had great fun at youth group last week.  The selfie stick and props proved a good investment!

Having fun is awesome.

Non school uniform day is awesome!

We want to say a big thank you to Hookstone Chase  Primary School for raising a grand total of £246 for our young carers. The school held a non uniform day for Young Carers Awareness Day to let pupils and parents know what support is available in the area. We support several young carers at the school and are very grateful for their generosity!

Young Carers Awareness Day is Awesome

25th January marks Young Carers Awareness Day and we have been bust raising lots of awareness in Harrogate and Craven! We have given assemblies to the whole school at Harrogate High who have had a special young carer focus throughout the whole week. Thank you Harrogate High for being awesome and helping us to raise awareness !

 

Carers are Awesome

Two of our carers – Edward Rhodes (age 8) and Brian Eskriett age (89) helped us to celebrate the opening of our new Skipton office today.  The ribbon proved to be extra strong, but they managed to cut through it and enjoyed cake and refreshments afterwards.

 

Thank you Edward and Brian.  Carers are Awesome.

 

Volunteers are AWESOME

Craven young carers are very proud that Sam Athersmith was short listed for the Craven Champions ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award.  The prize ceremony was at the Conniston Hotel and was a lovely evening.  Sam is pictured here with his girlfriend Amy.

Thank you Sam – we think you’re AWESOME

DWP staff are AWESOME

The biggest thank you to DWP staff in Leeds for  supporting  young carers and families for the past 10 years.  Today we collected  gifts and hampers to be delivered  in the Harrogate and Craven areas.

Such generosity is a sight to behold!

THANK YOU      THANK YOU     THANK YOU

Christmas Crafts are Awesome

Craven Young Carers had fun making Christmas crafts last night.  We made elves, baubles and pompom snowpeople.   Thank you to Morrisons for donating sandwich boxes which were delicious.  Also a thank you to Bentham CP School for the use of the Community Room.  Happy Christmas! 

Volunteers are AWESOME

We are pleased and proud that Sam Athersmith has been shortlisted  for a Craven Community Champions Award in the Volunteer of the Year category!  We made the nomination because Sam has been so generous with his time in support of young carers.  The award was established by Craven District Council and The Craven Herald and is sponsored by local businesses.  The winner will be announced at a special prize evening on the 11th Jan 2018 at the Coniston Hotel.  Sam is pictured here with young carers at the Craven youth group.  He’s the one with a beard!  See previous post!

Good Luck Sam – you’re AWESOME

Volunteer Awards are awesome

A huge congratulations to our young volunteer Harry who has scoped not one but two volunteering awards this year! Harry, who is also one of our young carers, won the young volunteer oscar at an awards ceremony of over 400 people. Harry supports us at our primary school aged youth club. Thank you Harry!

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Healthy Snacks are Awesome

Craven young carers made healthy snacks last night at youth group and then gobbled them up.

Sam Athersmith is AWESOME

Sam is an awesome person for all kinds of reasons.  He has given his freetime to help support young carers at the Skipton youth group for almost 4 years.  Recently, he has raised £500 for Craven Young Carers by having his hair and beard shaved off. 

Sam is Awesome!

Our new book is Awesome!

We have created a book so we can explain to people how young carers feel and how we can help. Hope you like it! 

Hesketh Farm Park is Awesome

Harrogate and Craven Young Carers had an amazing time at Hesketh Farm Park and want to say a HUGE thank you to the Heseltine Family.

The Yorkshire Dales is an Awesome Place

Craven Young Carers had a fab time lighting fires and tramping around Malham Tarn.  Sarah Deane from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust Green Guardians Project lead the way, and eventually the sun came out.  Thank you for supporting young carers.  The Yorkshire Dales is an awesome place.

Young Carers are Awesome

Craven young carers had fun with ‘veggie sculptures’ at youth club last night.  As it is Carers’ Week we talked about what it’s like to be a young carer and some thoughts shared included – ‘It’s not always just the physical help, but it’s the emotional stress that can be the hardest’……’Being a young carer gives us more skills – like empathy, and being able to cope- and having a good sense of humour helps’.  Young carers really are Awesome.

Fundraising is Awesome!

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the staff and students of St Aidan’s school who raised £500 for Young Carers through a non uniform day.

We support around 30 young carers at St Aidans through one to one emotional support and respite opportunities. This fundraising wouldn’t have been possible without the enthusiasm of our young carers at the school who campaigned to make it happen. Thank you very much.

The important question is….What would you like the money to be spent on?! Let us know your ideas 🙂

Emily is Awesome!

Our young carer, Emily, 16, is awesome. She spoke live on Radio York about being a young carer and the support our service has provided her with. Radio York breakfast presenter Kay Crewdson is running the famous Knaresborough Bed Race with Raworths Solicitors to raise money for our young carers. Thank you Emily for speaking so well and raising awareness of young carers. You’re Awesome!

Click here to listen to Emily (approx 1:51:00 in)

 

Bowling is Awesome

Thank you to Matrix Bowling at Skipton for supporting young carers with discounted rates.  We had a great time.

 

The Sneath Family are Awesome

A very big THANK YOU  to David and Pam Sneath (Maisie’s grandparents) who kindly gave £300 to Craven Young Carers.  The Sneaths celebrated their golden wedding and very generously asked for money to be donated to The Carers’ Resource Young Carers rather than have gifts.  We’ll put the money to good use – a day at the trampoline park this summer!

Yorkshire Building Society is Awesome

 

 

Thanks to all at The Yorkshire Building Society who donated 52 Easter eggs for our 7-11 year old Young Carers to enjoy!

Fundraising is Awesome

We just want to say a massive thank you to Harry and Stephen two of our Young adult carers. They put our names forward at their local school and asked if St Aidans school Harrogate would do a non-uniform day for us on Friday 31st March. St Aidans very kindly agreed and lots of money was raised! (still totally this up!!) Thank you!!

What truly impressed us was that Harry ans Stephen took the time out of their busy lives to think of others. They value the support we offer them and they wanted to give back. This means so much to us and the money raised will really make a huge difference!!

 

Thank you boys and Thank you St Aidans !!!

London is Awesome

Craven Young Carers enjoyed a day in London.  As well as a spin on the London Eye, they spent time in the Imperial War Museum and had a tour of the Houses of Parliament.  Many thanks to the people who donated funds to enable this trip – Friends are Us in Cross Hills, The Haworth and Worth Valley Rotary and Libby.

Stephen is Awesome

One of our Young Adult Carers, Stephen Kirk, has done a fantastic job taking this brilliant photo to launch our Fundraising campaign which started on Young Carer Awareness Day. Thank you for giving up your time to help us! You are Awesome!

Cakes are Awesome

To celebrate Young Carers Awareness Day,  Craven young carers had a bake sale at Settle College.  We raised £70.89

Settle College and cakes are AWESOME.

Christmas is awesome

We have been super busy here over the past couple of weeks delivering hundreds of presents and hampers to all our young carers and their families. The gifts were kindly donated by the Department of Work and Pensions & Ashville Pre-prep school and were super awesome and thoughtful. In total there were around 100 hampers and 300 gifts! Our young carers couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw all the treats which were wrapped up just for them. We have been generously supported by DWP for 10 years and Ashville Pre Prep for 5 Years, thank you to both of you..YOU.ARE.AWESOME!

 

 

Christmas Elves are Awesome

Natalie joined in at the Young Carers’ party and shared her Christmas spirit!

Skipton Self Drive is Awesome

A BIG thank you to Skipton Self Drive for providing discounted van and minibus hire in support of Craven Young Carers.

Harry is Awesome

Harry is one of our very dedicated Young Carers who is giving up his precious time to support Young Carers aged 7-11 years at the BUDZ youth club. His help has been vital in maintaining the BUDZ youth club. All the children love his positive attitude and amazing parachute games. Thank you Harry, you are a star!!

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Our Summer Trips were Awesome!

We had a great summer of trips with the Young carers of Harrogate and Craven. Harrogate alone have had 13 trips with 120 places being offered and 98 individual young carers attending at least one trip!