Young Carers enjoyed a day at Bedelands Nature Reserve for a Bushcraft activity led by Mark Hedgecock. The event was led by Jackie Cooper with the support of Burgess Hill Youth volunteers and Lions Young Leader in Service volunteers.
The group enjoyed a variety of activities all without the use of technology! These included learning how to light a fire without matches and testing how different materials burn, printing using leaves, flowers, stones and cotton fabric, jewellery making, games using the natural environment, toasting marshmallows for s’mores and very competitive den building.
Young Carers enjoyed a Circus themed event at Westall House, Abbeyfield Care Home. The group met at Burgess Hill Youth and were transported by a volunteer driver from Burgess Hill Girls School driving the bus to the Care Home in Horsted Keynes. The ethos of the care home is to build inter-generational activities, and this was the fifth event that we were invited to.
On arrival the young carers were escorted to the dining room where the residents were already gathering, for a circus workshop where the young carers attempted to learn 9 circus skills including juggling, stilt walking and plate spinning. They then had the opportunity to ‘showcase’ their new skills to the residents who were present for the entire afternoon. After tea the children and residents were entertained by ‘Jimmy the Juggling Jester’. This was a lovely afternoon with lots of interaction between the children and residents.
Burgess Hill Youth Young Carers, with the support of the Town Council, have enjoyed two activities this week. On Monday, 11 visited Fishers Farm for a full day to include fun rides, visit around the farm and the infamous Big Drop. On Tuesday 26 visited the Clip and Climb activity at the Triangle to reach new heights of fun! Pictures are below.
Easter Eggs were generously provided by Radmalls Funeral Services. Thanks also to Woodlands Meeds College for the use of the minibus.
For details on future young carer activities please contact Jennifer at the Town Council on 01444 238207 (9-3 daily).
Burgess Hill Youth took 20 Young Carers to Burgess Hill Theatre to see Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood. The tickets were kindly purchased by Burgess Hill District Lions Club and Burgess Hill & District Rotary Club. Chocolates were kindly provided by CT Radmalls Funeral Directors. The event was supported by the Town Council.
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Burgess Hill Youth provided a fun afternoon for 31 Young Carers on Tuesday this week. They enjoyed lots of activities including the much anticipated slime making! A big thanks to Diane for volunteering with this and leaving with very pink hands .
There was also a visit from Trixie’s minibeasts which included snakes and a bearded dragon. We also enjoyed arts and crafts, pool, table tennis and air hockey. The Mustard Seed cafe provided their lovely lunch too. A big thank you to all volunteers for supporting the event. This was supported by Crossroads Care South Central and supported by the Town Council. Click on the images to see a bigger version.
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The next Burgess Hill Youth YOUNG CARERS event at Fairfield Community Centre will be held on Tuesday 29 May from 12.30-4.30pm. A range of activities are planned for this afternoon to include SLIME MAKING, 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.