Freshly made pizza, a game of king of the jungle, and the “Great Boat Bake Off” were just some of the highlights for 10 young carers from Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Young Carers Project after spending a week on board with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. The trip was supported by local Rotary Clubs who joined together to enable deserving young people from their communities to have the adventure of a lifetime.
In July, the group spent 5 days on sailing the 72ft yacht Alba Explorer and the Clubs that helped make this trip possible recently visited the boat to find out for themselves what the young people got up to.
Coming together to support the voyage were 4 Rotary Clubs from the region where the young carers live; Rotary Clubs of Alloa, Falkirk, Grangemouth, and Larbert. By joining forces, they allowed the young crew to take a break from their caring responsibilities and learn new skills, make new friends, and have lots of fun and laughter along the way.
Although the Rotary Club of Alloa is in a different Rotary District to the Falkirk, Grangemouth and Larbert clubs, this was no barrier to the clubs working together as between them they sponsored all 10 young carers who sailed on the Alba Explorer.