Winchester & District Young Carers
At Classic Folios, we are committed to supporting local charities. This year, our charitable endeavours will raise money for the incredible cause that is Winchester & District Young Carers.
The charity supports local children between the ages of 8 and 17, who care for siblings or parents with a long-term illness or disability. This could be in the form of administering medication, providing emotional or physical support, carrying out practical tasks, ‘parenting’ younger siblings or managing the family budget. Tasks that often come at the expense of typical formative childhood experiences.
Winchester & District Young Carers provides a safe, friendly and fun environment, and quality support for young carers and their families, through exploration, activity, educational, social and wellness programmes, helping the selfless children learn new skills, embrace the positivity of their familial role, relax and share their experiences with volunteers and peers.
On Young Carers Awareness Day, Ben Hogbin – Manager at Winchester & District Young Carers – came into the office to offer some insight into the work carried out by the charity, which largely comprises volunteers and part-time employees.
Testimonials from beneficiaries of the charity showed how the children are encouraged to wear their responsibility as a badge of honour, while their positivity in exceptionally testing scenarios inspired our team to plan fundraising events for the year ahead.
We are very proud to be representing Winchester & District Young Carers in 2020, and implore you to read about their wonderful work at www.winchesteryoungcarers.org.uk and follow their daily work on Twitter at @WIN_YoungCarers. Look out for news of our various fundraising activities over the course of the year and please support us, where possible.