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Brave young carer does a charity skydive

Newport carer’s charity skydive

10:20am Sunday 8th May 2011


A NEWPORT young carer will take to the skies to raise money two charities close to her heart.

Megan Mills, 17, will complete a tandem 13,000ft skydive to mark seven years to the day that she began caring for her dad John, 54, who she helps with his medication, after he was left with a brain injury following a stroke.

What it’s like to be a young carer

Carers Week: What it’s like to be a young carer


Find out what life is like for teenagers and children who become carers for somebody they love.

Sunderland’s carers need to look after themselves, too

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Young Achievers Awards winner Kimberly Lomax

By Katy Wheeler
Published on Saturday 16 April 2011 14:21

YOUNG Wearsiders who care for an ill relative or friend are being encouraged to look after themselves too. 

Carers aged four to 25-year-old don’t always recognise the importance of their role, but the Carers Centre is urging them to come forward and seek support.