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Posted 06/05/2016

BUSINESSES CALLED TO SUPPORT YOUNG CARERS WITH A CUPPA FOR THE QUEEN

Businesses Called to Support Young Carers With a Cuppa for the Queen

The charity is asking businesses to hold an Afternoon Tea for GYC to celebrate the momentous occasion in a style befitting Her Majesty while raising funds for work supporting young carers.  Holding events during the run up to the Queen’s official birthday on June 12 would also coincide with Carers Week (6-12 June).

Key supporters including Randall and Payne, Midcounties Co-op, and Andrews are already receiving their Afternoon for GYC fundraising packs.

Ele Semadeni, Operations Lead for Gloucestershire Young Carers, says: “The tradition of Afternoon Tea was introduced by Her Majesty’s predecessor Queen Victoria and is
steeped in history.

“We thought it an appropriate way to mark the occasion while supporting our charity. It can be as simple as cakes and a cuppa or involve putting on a full spread of sandwiches and refreshments for colleagues, clients and guests.”


Ian Mean, who sits on the charity’s Fundraising Development Committee, says: “If 90 companies in the county raise just £100 each then that would raise enough funds to support two young carers’ respite groups in Gloucestershire. These groups offer young carers vital support as well as a break away from their challenges at home so it is a great cause to support.”

Research suggests there to be around 7,000 young carers in the county – children and young people from eight years old upwards whose lives are affected by having family members who are disabled, long-term ill or experiencing mental ill health. Gloucestershire Young Carers is in contact with 1100 young carers at present in Gloucestershire.

If your company would like to hold an Afternoon Tea for GYC then call Fundraising Manager Jane Dyer on: 0782 801 6857 or email: jane@glosyoungcarers.org.uk to receive your event pack.

 

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