Mid Counties Co-op helps Worcestershire Young carers attend national Young Carers Festival

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As a project, we rely on funding/donations to run our activity programme each year. For many young carers, attending the Young Carers Festival is a once in a life time opportunity, offering them respite from their care role and in many cases providing their first experience of camping or a holiday. YSS is very grateful to Mid Counties Co-op  for their generous donation of £1058 to support   our young carers at this event.

The festival provides them with a much needed break where they are allowed to relax, socialise, have fun and just be a young person.  The festival offers a safe environment, giving the young carers the freedom to choose which activities they’d like to attend such as water sports, rock climbing, zip wires, fairground, silent disco or simply attending the arts and crafts marquee.

The festival is such an important event on the calendar as it enables young carers to be themselves; not being judged or bullied for being different.  It provides life changing experiences, new friendships and memories which will last forever.

They loved it!: Here are some of their quotes:

Robina, aged 16 : “The festival was the best place I’ve ever been.  I met new friends and stayed in contact with them, learnt about why we are all equal but do what we can do to help others”.

Lucy, aged 17: “Found it amazing had great fun great atmosphere people were great love to do it again”.

Deniella, aged 15: “The festival was brilliant the activities were fantastic and the discos were amazing as well…it’s definitely an experience you will never forget”.

 

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