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 email@example.com or telephone 01444 238207 (9-3 daily).
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 email@example.com or 01444 238207 (9-3 daily).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Myles celebrates his 70th Birthday on 20th May!
Everyone would like to wish him all the very best birthday wishes.
Many thanks to him for all his hard work and dedication over many years at Burgess Hill Youth.
The children and committee sang Happy Birthday and presented him with gifts including his own blue plaque! Town Councillor Steve Hansford- representative on Burgess Hill Youth – enjoyed the celebration and commented on how nice it was to see the club in action with 5 adult volunteers supporting the junior club night.
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