Bath Young Carers – Club nominated charity for 2011-12.
Our 2011-12 President, Liz Schofield, nominated the Bath Young Carers as her charity for her Presidential Year and we were able to present them with a cheque for £1,850. This charity raises awareness of the issues faced by young carers locally and provides fundraising support to the Young Carers Service in Bath. The Young Carers Service aims to:
- provide help & support to young carers, including one to one practical face to face sessions
- group trips to give the carers a break
- provide advice, resources and training to other professionals working with young carers, such as teachers, social workers and health staff.
But we dont just concentrate on one charity, the following pages show our other fundraising work in the current and previous years.
Send a Cow
One of the charities we’ve helped a number of times over the years – and they do more than send cows! In response to their appeal for East Africa, we had a quick collection at our July meeting and raised over £43, enough to give a well to one hard pressed village.
We held a book sale for Book Aid outside the United Reform Church in Bath, raising £56 – equivalent to 28 books. Book Aid increases access to books and supports literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa. Last year the charity provided 507,787 new books to over 2,000 libraries last year and have sent more than 30 million books to libraries since 1954
This was an idea put forward by our 2010/11 President, Gillian Horrigan for Huntingdons Disease Association. The idea is to eat the smarties and use the tube to save 20p pieces. Each tube holds just over £13 – and it all adds up help;ing towards our total raised in 2010-11 of £1,500. It was so successful, we’re doing it again this year!