Carers Trust Norfolk has been given a cash boost of £1,839 from North Norfolk Beach Runners following their annual Chase the Train sponsored run on the footpath next to Bure Valley Railway.
The 8.9 mile race took place in May alongside Norfolk’s narrow gauge steam railway from Aylsham to Wroxham and the proceeds will be used to support care givers of all ages in Norfolk.
Michelle Kirk, Family Care Manager North and South East Norfolk, thanked North Norfolk Beach Runners for their fantastic support.
Michelle said: “We rely on fundraising to support our services and events. It is terrific to have the support of North Norfolk Beach Runners who donate their proceeds to us each year from their sponsored run, which is always a popular event.”
Carers Trust Norfolk has offices in Ketteringham, near Norwich and Swaffham and a year ago took over services in Norfolk which were previously provided by Crossroads Care East Anglia. There are more than 94,600 family carers in Norfolk. However, we know this is an under-representation as most unpaid family carers do not recognise themselves as such.
Carers Trust Norfolk provides home and respite support to 306 families in Norfolk, including children with disabilities. Carers Trust Norfolk supports the Norfolk Young Carers Forum which works closely with young carers across the country & with partner agencies.
Norfolk Young Carers Forum also supports Young Adult Carers under the age of 18 through a separate Young Adult Carers forum. The Young Adult Carers service in Norfolk is a time limited grant funded project and supports Young Adult Carers with 1:1 support advice and guidance.
Pictured: Jeremy Bolam presents the cheque from North Norfolk Beach Runners to Michelle Kirk, Carers Trust Norfolk.