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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

We would like to wish everyone who has supported us in 2018 a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. Without your help we would not have been able to fund many of the activities that all the Young Carers have enjoyed this year. A special thank you to Joe Sutton at West Berkshire Children’s Intervention Service who has […]

  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 […]

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!     […]

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 […]

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 […]