Category Archives: young carers

Gift boxes wanted to give Carers for Christmas

Foodbank plea for Christmas gift boxes

2:00pm Sunday 30th October 2011


AN ANDOVER charity is asking residents to help make Christmas special for local children.

Last year Andover Foodbank donated more than 400 gift boxes to children in the community identified by care workers from agencies and organisations who work in partnership with the charity.

Some of the children are in families or with carers who cannot afford to buy gifts at Christmas. Others are living in chaotic situations where children are simply not thought about.

Scarecrow festival’s £2,000 appeal boost for young carers

Staff at West Norfolk Carers’ received the cheque from the scarecrow festival organisers earlier this week



Wolferton scarecrow festival on Saturday – the Cookson children (from left): Bethany (9), Ben (4) and 6 year old Amy with the ‘guides sleepover’.

Published on Friday 28 October 2011 14:20

GENEROUS organisers of a scarecrow weekend have handed over a large cheque to the Lynn News Young Carers’ Appeal.

Wolferton Scarecrow Festival has donated £2,000 from the successful August fundraiser.

Young carers in Hartlepool put on a flashmob

Flashmob put on Thriller of a show

Published on Tuesday 25 October 2011 14:00

SHOPPERS were given a thrilling surprise when dedicated young carers burst into dance.

Various spots around Hartlepool’s town centre were turned into a Michael Jackson video set as youngsters gave their own rendition of his famous Thriller dance in a series of flashmob dances.