Category Fundraising

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Hello from the Trustees, Finally getting around to posting some images from our Annual Wine Tasting Event hosted by SJ Wines of Newbury and Friends of Young Carers (West Berkshire). Our thanks go to St. Gabriels Junior School for once again allowing us to host our event here. Lots of parking, a lovely spacious hall […]


foyc-wine-tasting-flyer-2017 Happy New Year to one and all. We can’t wait to get started with our programme of fundraising events for 2017. The need to offer vital support and respite activities to our Young Carers has not diminished and increasingly we shall be looking at areas of high concern right here in West Berkshire. Due […]


There is nothing like a walk through the woods after all the leaves have fallen and the footpaths are a lovely soft carpet to stroll upon. Fundraising is not always about the big events, or securing the large grant awards that we have been so fortunate to receive. Every now and again, we organise some […]


FOYC- QUIZ FLYER 2016   If you are around on Saturday 7th May then why not get a team together and join us for our Annual Quiz Night at St. Gabriels School in Newbury. This event has been one of our most successful and since our first quiz in 2014, we have never looked back. […]


    An unlikely combination you may think but,  last Saturday,  the Trustees of Friends of Young Carers (West Berkshire) proved that this was indeed a brilliant match by raising £210.00 towards respite activities for children in our area. After a glorious sunny February day on the Friday, match day on the 13th dawned grey, wet and […]