Young Carers – Bushcraft Activities

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 – Circus themed event!

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.

 

Young Carers Easter Outings

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).

Young Carers Pantomime trip!

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.

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

 

Football Tournament – February Half Term

On Tuesday 13th February Burgess Hill Youth Members from both the Junior and Senior club played in a football tournament in Worthing. They played other teams from all over the county. The event was organised and run by Albion and the Community. All the members had a very enjoyable day, even though the weather wasn’t great.

They also had the opportunity to have a picture with Brighton & Hove Albion player Pascal Gross.

Every Monday and Wednesday (term time only) a football coach from Albion and the Community comes to Burgess Hill Youth and coach’s all interested members.

Here is some pictures from the event

 

 

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 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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