Young Carers- Fun – NOW MORE PICS

Burgess Hill Youth held an event yesterday for young carers aged 6-11 years at Fairfield Community Centre.

29 young carers enjoyed lots of activities including cake decorating, arts and crafts, flower planting, circus skills, plus a DJ workshop.
The Mustard Seed Café generously provided lunch for all attendees. Everyone had a great time particularly the pancakes at the end of the afternoon!

For details on future young carers activities please contact Jennifer at the Town Council by email jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk or telephone 01444 238207 (9-3 daily).

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Chicory Tip Fundraiser- Thanks!

The Chicory Tip Fundraising Event was Burgess Hill Youth’s biggest fundraising event of the year and took place on Saturday 3 February at Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill.  The event was supported by Burgess Hill District Lions Club and sponsored by Steve Willis Training

Burgess Hill Youth raised the following:

·         £325 in the raffle

·         £175 on the auction of the Porsche car for the day

·         plus £1040 entrance fees.

This amounts to an amazing total of £1540.  All contributions made will positively impact our fund raising efforts and help to provide additional income for the up keep of our community facility and support the youth work we deliver throughout the year.  In the past these funds have been used to replace computer equipment, provide play equipment, a contribution to activities programmes for members of the club and many other projects.

A big THANK YOU! to Burgess Hill District Lions, particularly Tony Parris, for organising this event and to our patron Steve Willis for his ongoing support of the club.

Young Carers – Cinderella trip !

Burgess Hill Youth took 20 young carers to see Cinderella on Sunday 21 January performed at Martlets Hall by Burgess Hill Theatre Club.

The tickets were kindly purchased by Burgess Hill District Lions and Burgess Hill Rotary Club. 

It was a very entertaining afternoon topped off by a picture with the main characters. Zoe Ball was also there watching the event and was happy to be in the team photo. Burgess Hill Youth would like to thank all those involved in making this a magical afternoon.

1812 EditedFor details on future events, including our next fun afternoon on Tuesday 13 February please contact Jennifer at the Town Council by email jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk.  We would also like to thank Radmalls Funeral Services for kindly providing chocolates for all three Christmas activities for the young carers.

Young Carers FUN- 13th Feb @12.30pm

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BURGESS HILL YOUTH will hold their next Young Carers event at Fairfield Community Centre from 12.30-4.30pm.  A range of activities are planned for this afternoon to include arts, crafts, sports, plus cake decorating.  Lunch will be generously provided by the Mustard Seed café. Transport is also available if needed.  To book your place please pop into the Help Point and complete a registration form.  If you have any questions please contact Jennifer on 01444 238207 (9am-3pm daily). 

Young carers are children and young people who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled or has mental health problems, or is misusing drugs or alcohol. They may be someone who has direct caring responsibilities or they may be someone whose life is affected as a result of living with someone who has these conditions.

Young Carers Christmas 2017 Tea Party

Burgess Hill Youth Young Carers enjoyed a lovely Christmas themed tea party at Abbeyfield Nursing Home on Friday 22 December.  The event was an enjoyable experience for all involved and follows recent television themed programmes promoting intergenerational activities.  The Young Carers were greeted at the home and enjoyed Frozen themed craft activities with the residents popping in. Then they were welcomed into the large dining area where they were introduced to Frozen characters, who were staff dressed up for the occasion.  A trip out to Santa’s Grotto in the beautiful snow filled garden (courtesy of the homes premises team!) to visit the Elves to receive beautiful homemade gifts for each child was a pure pleasure to see.  They all came back in for a homemade tea party with the residents of the home present. The afternoon was completed with some Christmas themed reading including “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.  This was a magical afternoon for the Young Carers of Burgess Hill and big thanks to Abbeyfield Residential Home, particularly Heather Rogers, for the hard work gone into making this a most memorable experience for us all.  Burgess Hill Youth holds a programme of activities supported by Burgess Hill Town Council. 

To find out more about the programme please contact Jennifer by email to jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk

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YOUNG CARERS ICE SKATING TRIP

Burgess Hill Youth took 11 Young Carers to Horsham Ice Rink for skating followed by a hot dog and hot chocolate on 21/12/17. Chocolates were kindly provided by CT Radmalls Funeral Directors. The event was supported by the Town Council.

For details on future Young Carers events please contact Jennifer – jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk

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YOUNG CARERS 50TH EVENT 24 Oct

YOUNG CARERS 50TH EVENT

Note date…. 24 October

Burgess Hill Youth are hosting their 50th event for Young Carers aged 6-16 years  to be held on Tuesday 24 October at St Paul’s Catholic College from 10am-4pm.

Young carers are children and young people who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled or has mental health problems, or is misusing drugs or alcohol. They may be someone who has direct caring responsibilities or they may be someone whose life is affected as a result of living with someone who has these conditions.

A programme of fun activities are planned including T shirt creations, arts, crafts, cake making and decorating, sports plus much more! To book your space please pop into the Help Point and complete a booking form.  If you have any questions please contact Jennifer by email jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk  or 01444 238207 (9-3 daily).

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Childline launches app – FOR ME

Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help, directly through their mobile devices.

The app has been named ‘For Me‘ to ensure that it can be discreetly installed.

This means that if someone happens to see the young person’s phone, they can’t tell it’s a Childline service.

Created by young people, for young people.

For Me‘ was created by four teenagers who realised there was an urgent need for young people to have easy access to confidential advice and support.

When Childline first launched over 30 years ago, all contact was over the phone, with many calls being made from telephone boxes.

How children and young people contact Childline now is dramatically different:

71% of counselling sessions are delivered online via email and 1-2-1 chat.

Last year, 1.8 million sessions on the Childline website were conducted via mobile devices.

The app is free to download from the Childline website.

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/for-me/

 

YOUNG CARERS SUMMER HOLIDAY EVENTS- Some pictures here.

53 Young Carers enjoyed 4 free activities this summer holiday:-

  • Chessington World of Adventures
  • Forest School Fun
  • Horse Riding
  • A day at Blacklands Farm

These activities are led by Burgess Hill Youth with support from Burgess Hill Town Council.  The activities were funded by a grant from Hall and Woodhouse.  The next event will be our 50th Young Carers event to be held in October.

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Please contact Jennifer at the Town Council if you know of a young person that would like to attend the event:     jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk