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How your support can make a difference

Your support can enable us to help ensure that carers can access the support and breaks they need.

A 15-year-old school girl caring for her mother who has mental health issues and helping to look after her younger sister, before and after school. She is a carer, without the usual opportunities available to her classmates.

A 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has cancer, who will have to give up work to support her as her health deteriorates. He is a carer too.

An 80-year-old woman, caring full time for her husband of 60 years who has dementia and doesn’t even know her anymore. She is a carer as well.

 

Why your support is so important

Although we are reaching and supporting many carers, we know that much more needs to be done to help more of them.

With your help

£100 could give a carer a vital break by providing a few hours of respite care.

£250 could pay for a vital piece of equipment such as a dishwasher or washing machine, to save an exhausted carer valuable time.

£500 could provide a carer with a series of counselling sessions – helping them address the stress of caring.

Register your event and receive a fundraising kit

Request a fundraising pack in the post and as well as supporting you with your fundraising we'll send you:

  • a sample lunch menu for you and your guests to enjoy in the garden

  • a template for you to create a special menu

  • a poster template for you to use to promote your event

  • a collection box

  • a banner and stickers

  • a sponsorship form for collecting donations

  • information about where your money goes

We will also add your event to our event calendar.

Caring knows no boundaries.

It is not restricted by age, gender, ethnicity or social circumstances – it can happen to anyone, at any time. In fact three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our lives.  Carers save the economy over £119bn each year. Yet, they are frequently invisible within their communities and their important role is often not well understood or recognised.

 

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