Author Archives: Alison

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

  Hello again, 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 […]

BBC report on Young Carers

This is worth watching, it’s a piece that the BBC ran on Thursday evening. It is great that young carers can see that with the added help of national media, they are not forgotten and Friends of Young Carers (West Berkshire) just wanted to pass this message on. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/Being_a_young_carer   Thanks for watching!     […]

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN……?

Hello from your Chair of Trustees I am wondering if there is a printing business out there in West Berkshire who might be able to help us with printing a ‘grown-up’ fold out brochure? Since our formation back in 2013 we have relied on printed handouts and small business cards to hand out when we […]

YOUNG CARERS ARE KEEPING BUSY!

Hello everyone, Although we haven’t posted on here for a while, it does not mean that we have not been busy funding some fantastic activities for West Berkshire Young Carers. The applications for funding have been coming to us regularly from Joe and the Young Carers and from our recent batch of applications it looks […]

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A PARTY!

Hello everyone, I have been sorting through some photos from the end of 2017 and thought you might like to see this one. It’s the Young Carers Christmas Party, kindly hosted by Newbury Rotary with Christmas presents for all the children donated by Friends of Young Carers (West Berkshire). When Young Carers get together a […]

BE INSPIRED, YOUNG PEOPLE DO AMAZING THINGS

Hello everyone, We wanted to share this article with you. It needs no introduction and we are incredibly proud to be able to support children like Riley and,  to support the hard work and dedication of Joe Sutton and the Young Carers Project. https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/23288/inspired-by-remarkable-young-carers.html Alison Chair of Trustees        

YOUNG CARERS FESTIVAL 2017

HELLO EVERYONE, It’s been a while since we posted on our website and we are excited to share some recent photos and comments from the Young Carers festival which took place in June this year. As always the Young Carers had a tremendous time and as the comments below show, they really do enjoy this […]