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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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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Steve Willis became involved with Burgess Hill Youth in 2011 when it was still known as Burgess Hill Boys’ Club.
Burgess Hill District Lions were running an appeal for a local business to sponsor a Chicory Tip concert of 60’s/70’s music, all proceeds to benefit the Boys Club.
The Club’s Treasurer and Chairman (Graham Cubitt and Tony Parris) were invited to a meeting with Steve Willis, the outcome of which was that Steve would sponsor the annual event and the Lions would introduce a new category in the Apprentice Presentation night for the apprentice who rose to the biggest challenge over the course of the year.
As a youngster, Steve was a member of the Boys’ Club so it’s extra special now that he has made Burgess Hill Youth his charity.