Why I'm asking for money...
I've been working as an Outreach Worker for the charity Credu for the last 2 years, we support carers of all ages across Powys. One of the ways we support younger carers is by providing respite and fun trips for them. We were lucky to get some funding to cover a Christmas party and it was so amazing for them that I'm trying to raise money so we can do the same again this year. There are over 700,000 young carers in the UK and they often have so much responsibility on their shoulders. We aim to lift that wherever possible. You can help.
It has generally always been long, not much shorter than shoulder length ever. Then I had it in dreadlocks for a few years. I cut them out 3 years ago and have been growing it since so I can donate it for it to be made into a wig for the Princess Trust.
If I can raise £1000 to cover the Christmas Party then I'll shave it off. If I don't hit the target then I'll cut it short and donate anyway.
The funds will cover venue hire, transport costs from across Powys to a central venue, entertainers, food/drink and a gift for each young carer attending.
It's Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday 30th January so I'm doing this to tie in with that :-)
Thanks so much xxx