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New Forest young carers get boost from supermarket

THE New Forest Young Carers service has been given £590 from Waitrose Ringwood’s Community Matters fund.

Young Carers Coordinator Marie Shotbolt, who went to collect the cheque with a few of the young carers, said: “We are so grateful to the staff at Waitrose for selecting us to be one of their Community Matters charities, and to everyone who popped their green token in our box.

“We rely on donations and support like this to help us provide activities and trips for our young carers, so it makes a real difference.”

JLS star Oritsé Williams tells the story of Britain’s Youngest Carers

Helping hand: Oritse Williams

When boy band JLS were propelled to stardom via The X Factor, founder member Oritsé Williams knew what he was going to spend his new found riches on… but it wasn’t just designer clothes and a flashy car.

Instead, he was relieved to know that he could finally afford to look after his mother Sonia, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.


Supporting Carers not in Education, Employment or Training.

Norfolk Carers Support is excited to launch a new service for 16-24 year old Carers who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET.