Author Archives: Alison


Hello everyone, We are looking ahead now to a Summer of activities for our Young Carers and these are currently being run by the lovely people at the Community Youth Project at Greenham Community Centre. In August, we will be getting to know the new Young Carers Project Leader at West Berks as we look […]


SNOWDROPSAT WELFORD PARK2nd February to 6th March 2022 We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities which will be supported by Welford Park Snowdrop walks this February. Come and say hello on February 20th from 09:30am. We shall look forward to seeing you there for this wonderful spectacle of nature. We […]

If You’d Like to Donate…

We’re excited to share that you can now make a donation to Friends of Young Carers (West Berkshire) online! You’ll find a new “Donate Now” button to the right of this post (or below it if you’re on a mobile phone). Any support is greatly appreciated and really does make such a difference. Thanks to […]

A Summer Update

Hello everyone! It’s been a summer like no other, and we’ve plenty to share with you. Even with the restrictions of COVID, the summer respite activities program – funded by Friends of Young Carers West Berkshire – has been going ahead. Here are some of the highlights Ice skating Canoeing Bowling T-shirt & bag printing […]


Hello everyone, We are really looking forward to working with Nell and all the exciting and fun times ahead for the Young Carers in West Berkshire. We have already approved activities for the Easter holidays which include, horse riding, craft and drama workshops and really hope these may be able to go ahead. Also, we […]

A big thank you to Thatcham Tornadoes

We were so delighted to receive a cheque for £182.70 from this wonderful group of people who do so much for youngsters in West Berkshire. The money was raised on the speedshot at the Infant Schools Football Festival. On Thursday, trustee Jo and our treasurer Lynne went along to the training session at Henwick Worthy […]


Well it’s been a while since we posted but that doesn’t mean that Friends of Young Carers haven’t been busy going through the applications for funding lots of Summer and Autumn activities. We are continuing to work within the local community, attending events and meeting our supporters. David Lloyd (Newbury), Thatcham Tornadoes, Thatcham WI, Newbury […]

Busy knitters galore!!

It’s hard to believe that we are already racing towards April 1st but planning is well underway for Easter and Summer Activities for Young Carers. A visit to Rushall Farm to see lambs being born is always a favourite on the calendar and this year was no exception. Young Carers have plenty to look forward […]

Quiz night/Red House, Marsh Benham

Well here we are at The Red House in Marsh Benham for their January quiz night and I can report that we all had an excellent night out, great food, and Tim (manager) ran a brilliant quiz based on The Big Quiz of 2018. Here we have posted a picture of the winning team and […]


  Happy New Year from Friends of Young Carers (WB) We are very happy to report an exciting start to 2019 with the launch of our new brochure. Please click on the link to have a look. 7779 f of yc 1-3 a4 6pp proof We are delighted to have taken another step in the […]