The Cash for Kids team surprised the Young Carers with a large cheque at the end of March, to help with activity costs.
New Forest Young Carers Coordinator Marie Shotbolt said:
We thought they were coming to talk to us about our application for funding so we were amazed when they presented us with the cheque. It’s fantastic news and will really help us with the school holidays coming up. We rely on donations and support like this to provide activities, so this money will make a real difference.
One of the Young Carers added:
This money will help pay for the Youth Club I go to with the other Young Carers. It’s so important for us to get a break and just relax and enjoy ourselves and to meet new friends. I really enjoy my time out.
The New Forest Young Carers Service currently works with over 230 Young Carers and their families providing support, advice and activities. For more information contact Marie on 01425 482773 or visit www.cfnf.org.uk.
Photo: Wave 105 Cash for Kids team with representatives from FJB Hotels and New Forest Young Carers staff and Young Carers