Rotary Young Carers Respite Breaks

Rotary Young Carers at Blackwell Park enjoy a respite break sponsored by Rotary Clubs

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

2 trips are booked for the 2018 programme both in Brookes Village. 13th - 15th August and 15th - 17th August. These will include 18 Young Carers aged 8 - 12 from Solihull Young Carers together with 4 Peer Mentors. The second will be for 9 young carers from Coventry and Warwickshire and 9 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

Young Carers from Worcestershire Young Carers toasting Marshmellows at Blackwell in 2017

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 the District 1060 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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