What a wonderful surprise we had this week when we received a donation of £500. It is so rewarding when, following on from BBC Children in Need, people take time to find out what is happening in their local area. Again, Young Carers were represented in this year’s appeal and it seems that more and more children are stepping up to some kind of caring role in the home. But, they are still children, with the same needs, anxieties and hopes as their peers and we are as committed as ever to ensuring that we are there to provide the funds for any respite that we can.
Recently, the children were taken to Thorpe Park for ‘Fright Night’ which was a huge success, although I’m not sure how much sleep they had that weekend!! But it’s all about fun, the chance to spend time away from home and their demanding, and often isolating commitments at home.
So again, thank you to the lovely people who contributed to making the lives of our West Berkshire young carers just a little bit brighter this Christmas.
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and a very happy and peaceful New Year.
Alison – Chair of Trustees