Exciting news, thanks to funding from Herefordshire Council, Carers Trust 4all have been able to set up 4 new clubs for Young Carers across the county.
In addition to existing clubs in Hereford, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye (generously funded by Children in Need) there will now be clubs in Pembridge, Peterchurch, Ledbury and Bromyard too!
If you’re aged between 8 and 18 and are helping to look after someone in your family with an illness, disability, mental health condition or problem with drugs or alcohol then you’re a Young Carer and there’s support nearby for you. Contact us for details!
It’s been another activities-packed few weeks at club. We’ll be putting clubs on hold for a couple of weeks over the Easter holidays and enjoying some fun days out instead. In the meantime here’s a look at what we’ve been up to since February.
We’ve continued to have some brilliant drama workshops with Toni Cook, courtesy of Ledbury Poetry Festival. What always strikes me about these session is how much laughter they generate!
We are also very grateful to Wyldwood Arts for the work Lucy Baxendale has done with our Ross group. Some amazing creations have been made!
When we don’t have a specific workshop planned the groups choose what they would like to do and one of their selections was bingo! We had such fun playing for little prizes – I’ve never known tension like it as they wait for their numbers to be called.
All the groups had a go at making pancakes for Pancake Day and they all enjoyed making chocolate nests ready for Easter.
Have a very Happy Easter everyone!
It seems Christmas was just yesterday and now here we are at half term, with Easter just a few short weeks away.
We had some fantastic support for our clubs over Christmas with donations of food, drink and party items from the Holme Lacy Road Co Op in Hereford and from Hereford Asda. This meant we were able to throw parties at all our clubs and give the children a really festive time. In addition the Courtyard in Hereford kindly donated free tickets to the Panto, which was the brilliant Peter Pan this year, which the Young Carers really enjoyed. (Oh yes they did!)
Once we returned after the Christmas break we were fortunate enough to have several fun workshops lined up for us at club, courtesy of the Wyldwood Project and Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Toni Cook has put on some very lively drama sessions, which the groups adore, while Lucy Baxendale has been helping our Young Carers discover their arty side with some wonderfully creative clay sculptures.
On January 31st it was Young Carers Awareness Day, an event which our Ross on Wye Young Carers group fully supported by creating and performing their own rock song called It’s Young Carers Time (warning: it’s LOUD!)
And if you enjoyed that, why not take a look at the follow-up Making Of video?
Can’t wait to see what next half term brings!
We don’t rest during half term either. So far our Young Carers have been climbing at the Boulder Barn and then they’ll be off to another Panto, Dick Whittington, courtesy of the very generous and supportive Hereford Lions.