Thanks to generous donations we were able to take 13 Young Carers age 7-11 to a climbing party in Harrogate. When the Young Carers’ were asked if they had a good time one Young Carer said not a good time a ‘Great’ time.
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
What an amazing day we all had at Blackpool Pleasure Beach! HUGE thank you to Knaresborough Rotary Club for donating this fantastic trip!!!
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!
A big thank you to Knaresborough Rotary Club who very kindly funded our mega fun filled day trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Our teenage young carers had lots of fun on the big dipper, pepsi max, grand national and all the other classics! They were all well and truly worn out and slept the whole way home. Thank you Knaresborough Rotarians – you’re awesome!
Our youth clubs are back in full swing after the Christmas break. Check out one of our young carers burning off some energy on the ropes at our 11-14 youth club in Harrogate – ‘Utime @ Rossett’. We offer 4 clubs in total to our young carers in Skipton & Harrogate:
‘Budz’ – An after school club for 7-11 year olds in the Harrogate area. Budz meets fortnightly in term time on a Thursday.
‘Utime @ Rossett’ – An active evening club for 11-14 year olds in the Harrogate ditrict. Utime at Rossett meets fortnightly in term time on a Monday evening.
‘Utime @ St Georges’ – An informal club for our 14 + young carers to socialise and relax. This club meets fortnightly on a Thursday evening.
‘Utime@St Septhens’ – A monthly opportunity for our Craven young carers’ aged 11+ to meet up and take a break from their role. Check the calendar for more information about the dates.
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!
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!
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
We had an Italian themed Budz week recently to celebrate one of our volunteers, Mikey. Mikey is visiting England for a short time and will soon be heading back to his homeland of Italy. To thank him for all his efforts we cooked delicious pasta with garlic, basil, olive oil & tomatoes – the colours of the Italian flag. We also decorated the famous ‘boot’ of Italy in VERY stylish, crafty ways, and learnt lots about the country.
Our Young Adult Carer Sophie Wilson went on local radio station Stray FM in a bid to raise awareness of young adult carers and our project to support them aimed exclusively for 16-25 year olds. Sophie did a great job, and was bursting with pride once she heard herself played out live on air!