Bluebird Care sponsor local children's charity camping trip
Bluebird Care Northallerton, Thirsk and Catterick have worked together with a local charity and other local businesses to sponsor a camping trip for children who are young carers for their family.
Local businesses and charity support workers have worked together to organise a summer camping trip for Young Carers who need a well-deserved break from looking after their family members.
Hambleton and Richmondshire Young Carers, which is part of the Carers Centre registered charity based in Northallerton, is a support service for children and young people who have caring responsibilities for relatives in their home who are living with illnesses or disabilities. Their responsibilities often make it difficult for the children to enjoy normal childhood activities.
And local businesses were only too happy to support a fun two day break this week so that the Young Carers could enjoy barbeques, adventure playgrounds and camping, and even a mini trek through the countryside with alpacas.
Bluebird Care Northallerton, Thirsk and Catterick as well as Morrisons supermarket and Olivia’s bakery, both in Northallerton, provided supplies for the trip, whilst the Hideaway campsite and Beacon Alpacas, both based in Husthwaite, donated tent pitches - and of course the alpacas!
And the young carers themselves raised £60 in a recent charity bag pack at Morrisons.
Said Andrea Hobbs Chief Executive of the H&R Carers’ Centre:-