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.

Young Carers in the news is Awesome

A big thank you to all young carers who were involved in Young Carers Awareness Day.  A special thank you to Callum and Alfie for sharing their story with the Craven Herald, The Yorkshire Post, The Keighley News and BBC Look North.

Callum Filkin, cares for his 3 year old brother Alfie who suffers from Downs Syndrome, pictured  at there home at Cross Hills, Keighley...21st January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Picture by Simon Hulme

Anne Smyth and her potting table are Awesome!

Anne Smyth has recently retired from the Carers’ Resource and young carers showed their appreciation by helping to create a beautiful retirement gift!     AS1

Christmas Hampers are awesome!

Our young carer’s team have been busy delivering hampers kindly donated by the Department of Work and Pensions. Around 90 hampers were donated for our young carer’s and their families to enjoy over the festive period. Here, young carer Emily shows her thanks to us on Facebook . Emily – you’re  AWESOME!

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Children in Need is Awesome!

The Budz had lots of fun making Pudsey themed treats. Children in NeedIMG_0020 is a truly awesome charity which helps us to support young carers through their grants. Thanks to them and to everyone who donated on the night making it possible!

Creative Young Carers are Awesome

Congratulations to Craven Young Carer Poppy Neely!  She has won the Carers’ Trust Christmas card competition.     Poppys-cardChristmas cards are Awesome!

An Awesome Year!

Thanks to all of you and to poster-page-001everyone who supports us – as you can see we have had an awesome year!

K’Nex is Awesome

Craven Young Carers had great fun making K’Nex creations.  Thank you for supporting young carers.K'Nex

Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes are Awesome

For the Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes swung into action and raised £2,250 at the event for our Harrogate youth club BUDZ.

Guy Wilson (centre), President of Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes, is pictured presenting the generous donation to Young Carer Worker  Laura Frith (left) and Anne Wells (right), our Fundraising Co-ordinator, with some delighted young carers who attend BUDZ with their personalised bears from Teddy Ranch.

The funds will go towards ensuring on-going activities for the group – a huge thank you to all who supported the event.11844992_945285058864456_8048225000070849667_o

Josh Warrington is awesome


European Featherweight boxing champion Josh ‘The Warrior’ Warrington popped into our last boxing session to meet our Young Carers. Josh used to be a young carer himself, caring for his brother and sister. He spoke to us about how the skills he learnt caring has helped him become a champion boxer. Thanks Josh, you’re awesome!

The Rotary Club of Haworth and Worth Valley is Awesome

A big thank you to the Haworth and Worth Valley Rotary Club for choosing Craven Young Carers as the President’s Charity of the year.  Rotary

Young Carers’ Cookery is awesome

Young Carers had fun and learned some new skills in the kitchen.IMG_1369

Systagenix is awesome

A big thank you to Systagenix in Gargrave for providing £150 for young carers to enjoy a delicious meal at Bollywood Cottage.Bollywood

Hesketh Farm Park

Craven Young Carers had a fun-filled day at Hesketh Farm Park!  A very big thank you to Chris and Sue for supporting young carers.


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Boxing is awesome.


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Our Young carers & young adult carers in Harrogate got to take to the punch bags to relieve some stress with local ex professional Rob Smith. Rob runs H Hour Boxing gym in Harrogate and is offering boxing sessions for our young carers over the summer holidays. The next session will be Wednesday 13th August, for more info ring 500555 and ask for the young carer team. Thanks to everyone who came to the first session, you’re awesome!

Katie is Awesome

Congratulations to Craven Young Carer Katie who was awarded with the title of  best cadet in her unit.  Well Done.KM cadet

Bettys Cookery School is awesome!

Bettys Bread Harrogate and Craven Young Carers had a great time and learned how to make bread.  A big thank you to Bettys for all their support.

Our video is awesome.

Our young adult carers put together this awesome video promoting our Young Adult Carer project. It was filmed at our youth club Utime @ The Pit, and only took a few days for it to be completed. The video was part of a bid we are making to the Carnegie Trust. Thanks to everyone who got involved, you’re awesome!

The full video can be viewed HERE

George and Joseph are awesome

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Thank you George and Joseph for being part of the parade for the Knaresborough Bed Race. You carried heavy buckets for us and raised lots of funds for Young Carers. You wore your Young Carer T-shirts with pride. Thank you 🙂

Winning £50 would be Awesome!

Carers’ Trust need your opinions – click here to complete a quick survey – should take less than 10 minutes and you could be the lucky winner of vouchers worth from £10 to £50. They want to hear from young carers from all over the country. Thanks!survey

Natalie is Awesome

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Carers Week is Awesome

8 – 14 June is Carers Week so get everyone talking about carers and especially young carerscarers week copy
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