We have kindly been donated 10 x family ticket vouchers (general admission) from Leigh Leopards.
Join Leigh Leopards for a thrilling super league experience. Exchange your voucher for a family ticket to the East Stand for the game detailed below. (2 adults and the children from their household). ID required.
Leigh Leopards v Catalan Dragons
Saturday 19th August 2023
Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY
Prize Draw opens: Monday 31st July 2023
Prize Draw Closes: Sunday 6th August 2023 7 pm.
All children deserve a childhood
Young people with caring responsibilities have all the challenges of being young, with all the responsibilities of being an adult, and they're often left to face these alone. That's a lot to deal with as a child.
Did you know that a young carer is someone under 18 who looks after a parent or another family member? They take on physical and emotional duties that adults usually handle. Children who are young carers miss out on all sorts of opportunities, from basic education, social and developmental activities and hanging out with friends. It can feel scary and isolating and sideline their whole childhood.
We aim to help as many young carers as we can
We have over 15 years experience of working with young carers, from as young as five, through their teenage years and right up until they become independent adults. We work across the whole of the Wigan and Leigh Borough and are a vibrant charity with a big heart.
Our support at Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre helps young carers come to terms with their parent's or other family members illness or condition. We teach them how to cope, and guide them to build positive relationships outside the family. Caring shouldn't hold them back. We help young carers plan for the future, by making sure they can access adult services when they're 18.
Breaks for young carers - We make sure young carers get regular breaks, and can join in fun activities with other young people. Events, outings and meet-ups are a chance to pause responsibilities and enjoy being a child for a few hours. This is really important to resilience and mental wellbeing.
We also offer practical and emotional support to ensure young carers enjoy and achieve, just like their peers. Our wrap-round service give young carers, with responsibilities beyond their years the opportunity to create happy memories and build brighter futures.
Making a Difference....what do families say?
Young Carer's have been amazing for Olivia. The volunteers and staff go above and beyond to support and always make her and myself welcome at activities and "check in" on us regularly.
We want to say a huge thank you to you all at Young Carers for all you do, you all provided (and continue to) Lily with the support she needed to help her find herself again, so thank you for all that you all do.
Why are we fundraising?
Sadly, there is no statutory funding for respite for young carers. All respite is funded via small grants and donations and kindly supported by our dedicated team of volunteers.
What Does Your Donation Get?
£10 covers the food and activity for a 1-2-1 session.
£30 covers the sessional fee for a group leader.
£40 covers the costs of a trained Young Carers Youth Worker for a 1-2-1 support session.
£100 covers and activity and food for a group of high-need young carers.
£300 covers the typical costs per child for a 2 night residential.
£500 covers the typical costs of a Christmas Party for 2 of our primary school aged groups.
£600 covers costs, transport, and meals with an Activity Day at somewhere like Scotmans Flash.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Young Carers and our small Charity. We really do appreciate anything you can give - you are helping to make a difference to these young people's lives.