Young Carers Evenings Out
80 young carers visited The Experience Hillington for Go-karting and supper over four nights in January 2020
The club arranged, with Renfrewshire Young Carers, four nights out at The Experience, Hillington for eighty deserving Young Carers during the week 27th to 30th January 2020. The young folk enjoyed Go-Karting, supper, and Laser-Tag. The Rotary Club sees this as a chance to thank the Young Carers for the work they do at home.
The 2020 event coincided with Young Carers Awareness Day on the 30th. This annual event, see https://carers.org/young-carers-awareness-day-2020 , organised by Carers Trust, is to raise awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and to campaign for greater support for them. A Young Carer is an ordinary young person aged 8-18 years old who helps to look after someone with a mental health problem, physical illness, disability and/or drug/alcohol/gambling addiction.
Some of the funds to support this Rotary project were raised through the Santa’s Sleigh collections in Brookfield.