Well it’s a New Year and Friends of Young Carers (West Berks) are off to a flying start thanks to the incredible generosity of the friends and parents of St Gabriel’s School Junior Department.
Elaine and myself were invited into an assembly a couple of weeks ago as the children wanted to reveal the amount raised personally to the trustees. We never imagined that we would be leaving with a cheque for £600. Truly brilliant.
The children and staff collected the donations during their Junior Carol Service and Nativity Play back in early December.
We have some really engaging projects to fund again this year and we are especially excited to be able to put this generous donation towards a series of go-karting sessions and for our very Young Carers, lots of sessions at a great indoor soft-play venue in Newbury.
These have been specifically requested by the children as it is something they really enjoy, it is age specific and they can really have fun and that’s what we are all about.
We shall be revisiting St Gabriel’s Juniors later in the year to feedback on exactly how their donation has made a difference.