M&S Harrogate are supporting us this year and have let us busk in their store. Honor, Freya and Leah are all young carers who have given up their time and raised hundreds of pounds for us – thanks guys – you’re awesome!
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the generous donations of gifts, hampers and experiences which have made Christmas time so special this year.
Harrogate Round Table
Soroptimist International of Harrogate
Inner Wheel of Harrogate Brigantes
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the young carers and their families who have fund raised for us at Harrogate’s Marks and Spencer’s. We have been lucky enough to be selected as the store’s charity of the year and have wasted no time in shaking our buckets! Here is young carer Maddie volunteering her time to fundraising – She found standing near the busy toilet area a really good place to get lots of donations!
Thank you Maddie!
We have been nominated for a group award in the St James’s Place Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards! It is a real honour and fantastic that our young carers are being recognised and celebrated in this way. The winner is decided by Public Vote made online here, so please vote for us: https://www.yorkshirechildren.co.uk/nominations/group-vote/
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!
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 !
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.
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!
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!
We have created a book so we can explain to people how young carers feel and how we can help. Hope you like it!
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.
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.
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 🙂
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!
Thank you to Matrix Bowling at Skipton for supporting young carers with discounted rates. We had a great time.
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!