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    Join us for Proms in the Park

    Please join us on Sunday 2oth August in the Caroline Symonds Gardens on Wye Street in Ross-on-Wye as the Town Bandstand is filled with music and we fundraise for Herefordshire Young Carers.
    Please bring your deckchairs, picnic blankets and we have Union Flags on sale to wave! The event is FREE – starts at 2.30pm and continues into the evening so stay as long as you like.

    Berryhill Band 2.30 – 4.30pm
    Pandemonium Steel Pans 5-7.00pm
    Ebbw Valley Brass 7.30 – 9.30pm

    bands in the park

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    Please help Young Carer Charlotte meet her £100 target for Little Princess Trust

    “At home I help my Mum and at the weekend I help my Nan and Grandad. At my Mum’s I go to town with her to do the shopping because she gets panicked and stops breathing. I help cook, I clean and I hoover. At my Nan and Granddad’s I wash up, sort out the laundry, wash my Granddad’s feet, go shopping on my own and polish stuff”

    Charlotte is a Young Carer, providing practical help and emotionCharlotteal support for various family members with illnesses and disabilities. As well as caring for Mother, Nan and Grandad, another close family member has recently been diagnosed with a serious illness so Charlotte spends all her spare time helping out.

    This kind, thoughtful and beautiful young girl has decided even with her caring role and the challenges she is facing she’s not doing enough for others. 

    She has been growing her hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust.

    Please donate what you can to support Charlotte and the great cause of the Little Princess Trust.

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    Young Carers in Herefordshire given £50,000 grant by Freemasons

    Herefordshire Carers Support, which provides support and advice to young and young adult carers, has benefited from a large grant from local Freemasons.

    Herefordshire Freemasons have given £53,692 to provide a support worker who will work with schools, families and young carers themselves.

    The grant from Herefordshire Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation which is funded by Freemasons from across England and Wales.

    Herefordshire Young Carers is a dedicated team within Herefordshire Carers Support who help children and young people who look after someone in their family who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or has a problem with drugs or alcohol.

    Susan Brace, Young Carers Community Development Worker said:

    “We’re very grateful to Herefordshire Freemason for their generous grant.

    “There are around 360 registered Young Carers in Herefordshire but the true number is likely to be much higher.

    “We want these children to be able to live a full life, like their friends, which means they won’t be missing out on their childhoods or education – getting the help and support they desperately need.”

    Rev’d David Bowen, the Provincial Grand Master of Herefordshire Freemasons said:

    “We are very pleased to be able to help Herefordshire Carers Support. The work they do is hugely important and can make an enormous difference to the lives of these vulnerable children.”

    Provincial Grand Master for Herefordshire, Right Worshipful Brother Rev’d David Bowen and The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Very Worshipful Brother Michael Roff meet the Young Carers and staff at Hereford Club.

    Provincial Grand Master for Herefordshire, Right Worshipful Brother Rev’d David Bowen and The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Very Worshipful Brother Michael Roff meet the Young Carers and staff at Hereford Club.

     

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    Carers Week 12-18 June 2017

     

    Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign which takes place to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.

    To say thank you to our amazing Young Carers and acknowledge the great work they do we’re having a fun trip out to the circus, courtesy of the brilliant Circus Starr who have given us tickets.

    If you haven’t already booked your place then please get in touch to reserve your place!

    Circus

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    Wiseup Education sessions

    After the success of our Strong Young Minds sessions at club during the autumn term we are delighted to be able to offer Wiseup Education sessions throughout our spring term.

    Wiseup Education provides a sex and relationships education (SRE) service for young people, professionals, parents and all adult learners; in schools, colleges and outreach settings across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Powys. They have specifically tailored a course for our Young Carers, giving age appropriate information to our 8 to 11 year olds in one group and 12 to 16 year olds in another.

    To find out more about Wiseup Education visit their website here or contact us if you’d like to know more about attending one of these sessions.

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    Young Carer Trip to the Panto

    Aladdin

    It’s that time of the year again – PANTO TIME!

    The lovely people at the Courtyard have kindly given us tickets to this year’s opening performance on Saturday 26th November.

    The production this time, as you can see, is “Aladdin” and we would like to invite you to contact us, by Monday 21st November, to get your name on the list. As usual, all the names will go into the hat and the lucky ones will be notified by Wednesday 23rd November.

    If you do not hear from us, you do not have a place.

    What you need to know:

    Once notified you have been successful in securing a place, you must be at the Courtyard by 1.40pm, on Saturday 26th November – we will meet inside by the main entrance.

    You will need collecting at 4.30pm

    Don’t forget – you need to contact us by Monday 21st November to get your name in the hat! Call the office on 01432 356068 or leave us a message here!

     Good luck!

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    Young Carers Film 2016

    Today saw our world premiere of the 2016 Young Carers Film at our Carers Annual Day.

    When we have events like these it can be difficult for Young Carers to have their voices heard as they can so seldom attend due to school and college commitments. Making a film from their perspective of what they’ve been doing at club and on outings over the past year gives them a chance to say why these things are so important. The camera work may be a bit wonky now and then and the lighting is non-existent at one point, but the message is loud and clear.

    Thank you to all our Young Carers who contributed to making the film and I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.

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    Strong Young Minds Workshops for Young and Young Adult Carers

    Strong Young MindsWe’ve got some really great workshops coming up this autumn, courtesy of Strong Young Minds, who are going to run five sessions on a variety of topics that matter to our Young and Young Adult Carers.

    The sessions run at our Hereford Club venue and are open to ALL Young and Young Adult Carers, so whether you attend any of our clubs or not, as long as you’re registered with us you’re welcome to come along.

    Each session runs from 6.15 to 7.15pm, refreshments are provided and the dates and themes are as follows:

    Wednesday 5th October – General Mental Health
    Wednesday 19th October – Peer pressure & anti-bullying
    Wednesday 2nd November – Self-esteem and sense of self
    Wednesday 16th November – Stress & Anxiety
    Wednesday 30th November – General Wellbeing & healthy eating

    To find out more or to confirm your place on these sessions just get in touch!

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    Summer Trips

    Our summer trips list is ready and looking good!

    Wednesday 10th August  – Scavenger Hunt and Picnic 

    Join us at The Weir for a day of outdoor fun. There’ll be a treasure trail with prizes to be won, we’ll go fishing with nets in the river, enjoy a picnic and explore the play area.

    The Weir the group in the river

    Monday 15th August – Oaker Wood Quad Bike Adventure Day

    In the morning we’ll explore the woods on quad bikes and after a picnic lunch it’s time to see who the daredevils are with high adrenaline zip wire and high ropes activities.

    quad biking

    Thursday 18th  August – Puzzlewood plus Perrygrove Railway & Treetop Adventure

    We’ll spend the morning at Puzzlewood where there are exciting, enchanted woods to explore (Star Wars, Merlin and Dr Who have been filmed there!), animals to see, a willow maze, an indoor maze and a playground. Then we’ll spend the afternoon at nearby Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure where you can ride on the steam engines (as many times as you like), explore the tree top adventure, build dens in the woods, squeeze through the secret passages in the indoor village and find the hidden treasure or play undercover at Foxy Hollow.

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    Wednesday 31st August – Cwmbran by Train

    Let’s take a train ride to Cwmbran, a purpose built retail park with over 170 shops so you can be sure to find all last minute Back to School/College essentials you need.

    Train fun

    Once you have decided which trips you’d like to go on, give us a call at the office on 01432 356068 and tell us your name and list your choices. We will do our best to make sure that we give you what you ask for, and let you know ASAP. Remember, places are limited and we have to make sure that no one is left out.

    Brightstripe Summer ActivitiesBrightstripe

    Brightstripe have organised some summer holiday activities for family carers. The sessions are designed to be inclusive for all children aged 11 years old and above but younger siblings are welcome. All children going to a Brightstripe activity must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    The activities are all taking place at Hereford Leisure Centre as follows:
    Tuesday 26th July—Trampolining* 10—12noon
    Tuesday 2nd August—Golf 1—3pm
    Tuesday 9th August—Cricket 1—3pm
    Tuesday 16th August—Dance 1—3pm
    Tuesday 23rd August—Football 1—3pm


    *Trampolining activity unsuitable for wheelchair users. All other activities are fully accessible.
    Spaces are limited so to book your session please contact the office on 01432 356068 and we will let you know as soon as possible if you’ve got a place.

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