New Forest Young Carers enjoyed an entertaining day watching the Bournemouth Air Show on Thursday 30 August, along with passengers from the Call & Go minibus shopping trips. Three minibuses collected twenty Young Carers aged from 7 to 14, and twelve passengers aged up to 89 from locations all over the New Forest for a great day out. The outing was made possible thanks to a generous donation from Valerie from Totton, a previous passenger, and others.
The group spent the day at the Carlton Hotel Bournemouth, which also allowed the children to use the outdoor pool in between air displays. The hotel supplied an amazing meal and catered for special diets – nothing was too much trouble for them.
A parents of a Young Carer said:
Our daughter absolutely loved the air show today. She loved the freedom, group of people and you guys. You may be tired…..but you made a huge positive impact on a little girl today.
Several of the Call & Go passengers commented on how refreshing it was to share the day with the youngsters; that it gave them a new lease of life again.
Young Carers Coordinator Marie Shotbolt added:
This was a great day out for all and so nice to see the different ages mix and enjoy themselves. Here’s to more combined outings like this.
The New Forest Young Carers Service currently works with over 200 Young Carers and their families providing support, advice and activities. Call & Go door-to-door minibus service operates over 9,600 passenger trips a year.
For more information on the New Forest Young Carers Service or the Call & Go Service, contact Community First New Forest on 01425 482773 or visit www.cfnf.org.uk
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