At the January monthly meeting earlier this week, Clare Farquahar, President, presented Diane from VASL (Voluntary Action South Leicestershire) with a cheque for £200 for their Young Carers Group. Youngsters can be the sole carer in their family, looking after an adult. This means that the young person cannot get out and take part in the fun activities enjoyed by their peers.
The Young Carers Group was formed approximately 5 years’ ago to provide opportunities not only for the youngsters to meet up but to enjoy some special outings just for them. In the past, these have included ice skating, bowling and a day trip to Skegness. The £200 raised by Market Harborough WI members from the Christmas 2014 raffle (all prizes generously donated by local businesses) will be used to fund a trip to Laserquest or to see Woman in Black. An exciting choice for the young carers to make!
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