15 Young Carers-8 girls & 7 boys-in an age range of 12yrs to 16yrs enjoyed a respite and personal skills development weekend at the CALVERT Trust facility on Exmoor.

The group was accompanied by three adduct supervisors from CAREWISE- based in Bideford but covering the whole of North Devon.

This is an initiative of Rtn. Ron Jones-Chairman of Youth Activities of our Club.

Through his committee’s enthusiasm and his personal determination 7 Clubs : Barnstaple Link; Barnstaple; Bideford; Bideford Bridge; Ilfracombe; Bude(Cornwall) & Holsworthy along with support from Past DG Les Holman, raised the necessary +£2,000 to sponsor these exceptional young people.

Special thanks to Rtn. Bernard Wragge-Morley of Bideford Bridge club who not only inspired his fellow Club members to sponsor 5 Young Carers but also organised their transportation to & from Exmoor.

The Calvert Trust Team was so impressed with this Young Carer’s initiative that they have founded a North Devon Rotary Club Bursary with the surplus monies from this weekend to enable this work with Young Carers to continue.

(To learn more about the Calvert Trust and Carewise visit their web site )