43 young carers were booked to attend a Fun Day on Tuesday 25 October and enjoyed activities including arts, crafts, cake making and decorating, sports, radio remote controlled cars and a photo booth activity. Pictures of the event were posted on the BHY Facebook page.
The event was led by Burgess Hill Youth volunteers with the support of the Town Council, Crossroads for Carers South Central and Mid Sussex Active. St Paul’s Catholic College provided the venue and lunch free of charge to all those involved.
Future events planned are a Christmas outing to Laser Quest and bowling and a pantomime outing. For further details of the Young Carers programme please contact Jennifer by email to Jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk
Burgess Hill District Lions hosted a fundraiser for Burgess Hill Youth on Saturday 3 September at the Martlets Hall. Chicory Tip, a fantastic band from the 70’s, provided entertainment from 8pm through to 11pm – the dance floor was packed!!
£1770 was the figure raised over the night from ticket and raffle ticket sales. Steve Willis Training kindly sponsored the event ensuring all funds raised went directly to Burgess Hill Youth. The local community kindly supported the event by attending and special thanks must be given to the following generous donators of raffle prizes:
Ali at The Cutting Club Hairdressers
Buddy’s Kebabs, Burgers & Pizzas
Do Yer Nut Hairdressers
Eclipse Design & Print Ltd
Gardner + Scardfield DIY
Jupps Fish & Chips
Marino’s Fish Bar
Peter Eastwood Nurseries
Quench Street Bar & Kitchen
South Downs Nurseries
Stacey at The Rhu Hairdressing
Studio Two Hair Design
Tim Ley Fish & Chips, Chinese Cuisine Take Away
The Masala Club
The Indian Garden Tandoori Restaurant
You are encouraged to use these local businesses who provide good services to our local community.
45 young carers attended the young carers event led by Burgess Hill Youth and Burgess Hill Town Council at St Paul’s Catholic College on Tuesday.
4 new young carers attended and this was the 28th event to be held.
Funding for the event was provided by Carers UK and support was provided on the day by support from volunteers from Burgess Hill Youth and 3 young volunteers from Outset Youth Action.
The young carers enjoyed t-shirt making, arts and crafts with support from Bank of New York, bush crafts activities including cooking and fire making, cake making and decorating, a steel drum activity plus sports.
13 young carers enjoyed go karting as part of the Young Carer programme led by Burgess Hill Youth. All had an excellent time and Reece is currently looking after the team trophy 🙂
Another speed trial will be held at our next go karting outing planned for the summer. If you are a young carer and interested in coming please pop into the Help Point in town and ask to speak to Jennifer (9-3 daily) or ring 01444 247726.