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.

 

Young Carers Update

Burgess Hill Youth held its Young Carers Summer Holidays Activity programme over the last week.  This included a trip to Chessington World of Adventures on 25 July, Go Karting on 27 July, Horse riding on 30 July and Abbey Field Care Home for a seaside event on 31 July.  All events were very successful and were attended by a total of 53 young carers aged 6-16 years.

Burgess Hill Youth are very grateful to the volunteer drivers from Burgess Hill Girls School that drove us to the 3 of the events and for the loan of the bus for Chessington World of Adventures.

For details on future young carers events please contact Jennifer at the Town Council by email to jeenifer@burgesshill.gov.uk

31 Young Carers had fun this week !

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   pinkhand2.

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.

 

 

For details on future events planned for young carers please contact: jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk

Young Carers Fun Afternoon – 29th May

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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.

Young Carers- Fun – NOW MORE PICS

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 jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk or telephone 01444 238207 (9-3 daily).

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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 FUN- 13th Feb @12.30pm

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BURGESS HILL YOUTH will hold their next Young Carers event at Fairfield Community Centre from 12.30-4.30pm.  A range of activities are planned for this afternoon to include 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.