Young Carers Respite Breaks at Blackwell Adventure Park

48 Young Carers were taken on respite breaks to Blackwell Park between 15th and 19th August

Welcome to the Rotary Young Carers programme run by the Rotary Clubs of Royal Leamington Spa, North Worcestershire, Solihull St. Alphege and the Leamington 41 Club

2 trips were booked for the 2017 programme both in Turner Village. 14th - 16th August and 16th - 18th August. The first included 22 Young Carers aged 8 - 12 from Solihull Young Carers together with 4 Peer Mentors. The second was for 9 young carers from Coventry and Warwickshire and 15 young carers from Worcestershire

This programme has proved extremely popular with Young Carers and Rotarians in the past, firstly on the Narrow Boat "Dream Catcher", then at Beaudesert Park and finaly settling for Blackwell Park near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Young Carers enjoying a respite at Blackwell Park thanks to the continued support of Rotarians and Clubs

Since 2009 this Young Carers programme has provided over 350 Young Carers with a respite holiday and will continue to provide holidays sponsored by Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and other organisations and we welcome other sponsors to come on board

Click here to visit the adventure park at Blackwell near Bromsgrove

The programme is self-catering in a tented village where staff and leaders from the Young Carers organisations take charge of the group. The sponsoring Rotary Clubs and Rotarians are very welcome to visit the park during the programme to meet the leaders and the young carers

If you are already supporting any young carers organisations with funding, please consider channelling some of your donations through this programme to support this Young Carer's project. The funds of course eventually end up in the same place at whichever Young Carers HQ. It just goes in a round-about way but you have the satisfaction of knowing your sponsorship actually goes direct to supporting the kids and not swallowed up in administration

At present many Young Carers organisations use Blackwell to take groups and this initiative will help them to maintain their present programmes to ensure the Young Carers don't suffer through lack of funding

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