Four of our young carers from Huntingdonshire joined Ella and Andy from our Communities Team to attend the High Sheriff Awards Ceremony on 19th March 2019 to be presented with a certificate by Carol Vorderman for our #iWill project.
The event celebrated the end of the High Sheriff’s year in office where he has undertaken a range of fundraising activities to raise money for projects benefiting local communities.
The #iWill project has given young carers across Huntingdonshire the opportunity to come up with creative ways to raise awareness about young carers and take the lead in turning these ideas into action.
Students from St Peters and Hinchingbrooke schools have been planning awareness raising activities in each of their schools and their work has included:
- A cake sale where they brought in their friends to help raise awareness of young carers and raise money at the same time.
- A whole-school assembly where they were able to talk about what it is like to be a young carer.
- Two of our young carers, Morgan and Tom, attended a regional conference organised by Carers Trust. They spoke to commissioners, representatives from funding bodies, schools and other professionals about what life is like for them as young carers. They were also able to talk about how having support in school has helped them.