YOUNG CARERS WEEKEND CALVERT TRUST EXMOOR
YOUNG CARERS WEEKEND
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.