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!!


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!

James is Awesome

A big thank you to James for joining in with Craven Young Carers for their Zorb Football day.  IMG_2345 IMG_2346

Sailing is Awesome

Eight Craven Young Carers had an amazing weekend sailing with the Ocean Youth Trust North.  A big thank you to the crew for helping to make the trip such a memorable experience.  Ilkley Community Transport and Skipton Self Drive also supported our young carers getting to North Shields to board the Ocean Venture.OYT crew sailing certificate ycs sailing group  A special thank you to Chris Walters.

Volunteers are awesome, again!

We’ve said once, we’ll say it again….our volunteers are AWESOME!

We’ve had to sadly say good bye to Imogen, our volunteer at our primary school youth club, BUDz. Imogen has been such a great help over the past year and we will all miss her smiley, happy face. Imogen is moving down south to work in an out door residential centre with children. We celebrated the last BUDz sesssion with pizza & sports day! Good luck Imogen 🙂


Young Carers Fair was Awesome

Our Young Carers Fair was awesome! We managed to secure a small stall at Grove road school in Harrogate on Friday 8th July 2016. Our young carers used their talented skills to create handmade chocolates,cakes, Swiss roll and even some jewelry boxes to raise money for Young carers. They managed to raise an amazing £22!


Second Training Walk was Awesome

The Second Yorkshire Three peak training walk was awesome and lightning quick! We managed to walk 10km in 1 hour 45 minutes! The weather was perfect and spirits were very high.

Three Peak First Training walk was Awesome.

Here are some pictures from the Young carers first training walk for their upcoming Yorkshire three peak challenge. We walked 3 Miles around Swinsty reservoir In a time of 56 Minutes. Very good effort from the team!

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Carers Week is awesome

Celebrating Carers Week with cake is awesome.  carers week cupcake

Go-karting is awesome

Thanks to the lovely support staff at Harrogate College, enough money was raised to give young adult carers who attend an end of year celebration. Staff held a ‘clothes swap sale’ to raise money and awareness of carers across the college during this stressful exam period. The Go-Karting activity was chosen by our young adult carers, and proved to be the perfect way to celebrate the end of the school year. It was a fast paced, fun and rewarding experience which everyone appreciated and enjoyed!

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K’Rescue is Awesome

A big thank you to K rescue for educating Craven young carers about exotic pets.awesome1 awesome2

Supporting Young Carers is Awesome

This week the Carers Trust and The Children’s Society are celebrating a year of the Young Carers in Schools Programme .

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Hybrid3 Studio staff are awesome

A big thank you to Hybrid3 Studio staff who worked with Craven and Harrogate young carers to create, perform and record a radio play.  The creative and musical energy was awesome!Hybrid Radio

Yorkshire Building Society Are Awesome!!

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Another huge thank you to the amazing staff and customers of Yorkshire Building Society in Knaresborugh who collected and donated over 40 Easter eggs and chocolate for the Young carers of Harrogate. Our Budz youth club were very happy to receive one each and hopefully they didn’t eat them all at once!

Fundraising is awesome

A big thank you to the staff at Harrogate College, who have been fundraising to support young adult carers. Our project supports many 16-25 years at the college through emotional and peer support, regular outings and a dedicated lunch group. Staff at the college wanted to raise awareness around young adult carers and decided to raise money – and awareness- though a ‘clothes swap’ fundraiser. Staff invited students and staff to donate clothes to sell at the event, and also encouraged them to buy some re-cycled bargains. The money will be spent on an end of year celebration for young adult carers at the college. Thank you!

Fencing is Awesome

Congratulations to Oliver Holmes, a Craven young carer, for his recent success in a fencing competition.  He won a silver medal!!  This means that Oliver will go through to compete at the British Youth Championships in Sheffield in May.  Oliver is Awesome!fencing 1 fencing 2

Being involved is Awesome


A Big thank you to Sophie, Maisie and Emily for their involvement in the TCR Matrix inspection.  Thanks girls!

Enterprise is Awesome

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One of our Young Adult Carers is awesome with her school enterprise project! She was in Santander selling a product her team had chosen called a drink dock. The product has been designed with the intention to stop drinks spilling across the desk at home or at work.. An amazing enterprise idea, well done!


Creativity is Awesome

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One of our very talented Young Carers is a dab hand at photography. We thought it only right to share some of his great work on our website and to let him know that we think he is awesomely talented.

Spreading the word about Young Carers

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The Young Carers and Families Team have been spreading the word in the local Community about Young Carers and our project, we have visited Horizons (drug and alcohol service), Harrogate Police Station and local schools to talk to them about how to identify Young Carers, how to refer them and what we offer as a service.

Young Carer Awareness Day was Awesome


To celebrate Young Carer Awareness day on the 28th January, we hosted a ‘Question Time’ event at our Youth club in Harrogate. We invited professionals from different areas of expertise, from Careers advisers to a local Councillor’ we had it covered. Our Young Carers had the chance to ask those pressing questions that were on their minds. It was a great event and Thank you to all who attended it was Awesome!!

Our relaxation boxes are awesome


The Young Carers and Families team have been very busy making relaxation and revision boxes for all of our Young Carers who would benefit from one. They include stress balls, colouring books, note pads, something cuddley, fidget toys, story books, revision tips, post-it notes, highlighters etc. We are proud of them and think they will benefit many of our Young Carers.