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).
ITS ALL FREE ! 30th May, 1-5 PM, Fairfield Community Centre, Western Rd.
Burgess Hill Youth host the next FREE Young Carers event for ages 6-11 years on Tuesday 30 May at Fairfield Community Centre.
There are a range of activities planned including:-
- Cake decorating
- Strawberry planting
- A visit from the Mini Beasts!
- Afternoon tea at the Mustard Seed Café too!
Free transport is also available.
To book your place please contact Jennifer at the Town Council on 01444 238207 or email email@example.com
Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April 2017
Easter outings are planned for the Young Carers of Burgess Hill.
Destinations: Fishers Farm and a Young Drive experience.
These events are for young carers aged 6+ years living in the Burgess Hill area.
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. With so many adult responsibilities, young carers often miss out on opportunities that other children have to play and learn. The outings will provide an opportunity for the young carers to have fun.
Burgess Hill young carer, Niamh said: “The young carers events are great because we can go and meet new people who have gone through a similar experience to yourself. Whenever I go there’s always a friendly face. There are always volunteers who give up their time to help us and I’m really grateful to them. They are what make it possible! I go on a day out and there is always something for me, and everyone else, to do. Whether it’s arts and crafts, tennis, cake making or pond dipping. We will all have a GREAT time!”
A range of free young carers Fun Days and outings are organised throughout the year by Burgess Hill Youth and Burgess Hill Town Council. The Young Carers Partnership is planning an ongoing programme of activities for young carers. For information about future activities and to book your place contact …
Jennifer O’Grady on 01444 238207
or email Jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk
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 Youth are running 4 activities over the summer holidays for Young Carers.
Fifteen young people went Go-Karting.
Twelve enjoyed the Blacklands Farm day – canoeing, crates, ropes and tunnelling were enjoyed by all!
Burgess Hill Town Council supported Burgess Hill Youth last week with two young carer events: Go Karting on Tuesday, Laser Tag and Bowling on Thursday.
26 Young Carers enjoyed the activities and Easter Eggs were generously provided by Tesco in Burgess Hill. Burgess Hill School for Girls also lent us the minibus too! An excellent example of partnership working to provide lovely activities for the Young Carers of Burgess Hill.
If you know of any young carers and would like to register to attend these activities please call into the Help Point at the Town Council and speak to Jennifer who works daily 9-3.
A Young Carer is a young person living with someone with either an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or drug or alcohol problem.
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