Christmas can be an especially difficult time for young carers. Whilst many of their peers and friends are thinking about unwrapping presents and spending time with their families, a young carer may be faced with the additional pressures of tidying the house, preparing food and caring for their loved one.
This Christmas we are aiming to raise £4,000 so that we can give 100 young carers a day when they can celebrate Christmas as children rather than as carers. There will be food and festive activities, such as ice skating – allowing these young people some much needed respite and an opportunity to make new friends.
We would like to please ask for your help in reaching this total and giving these young carers a very special Christmas.
Any amount that you can donate will go a long way to making a big difference this festive season. Respite activities have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of many young carers, helping to reduce social isolation, improve wellbeing and increasing confidence.
To find out more about the difference your support will make to young people, please watch this short film featuring Holly, aged 16, Matthew, aged 15, and Chloe, aged 13 here
How to donate
If you would like to donate to our ‘Christmas for Young Carers’ appeal, then you can either: