On Saturday 15th December the Young Carers of Bassetlaw were treated to a special Christmas Party.
This was organised by Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw, Barnsley Premier Leisure, Home Instead and The Carers Hub.
Funding for the event came from FoYPiB, BPL, a local Councillor, and local businesses. Each young person was given a one year’s membership for BPL sites.
Donation tables were set up at all the BPL sites at Bircotes, Retford and Worksop and also at Bassetlaw District Council office many people within the community donated gifts. The gifts were given to the young people on the day.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their day out, here’s some of the comments made by parents and young carers on the day!
“I can’t believe it, he has been asking for a gym pass but we just haven’t had the funds, thank you”
“it’s great, I’ve already looked at what she can do in the holidays”
“This will be so good for his wellbeing thank you”
“Please can you pass my big thanks on to those who donated towards this event, it’s excellent”
“We are in shock at the kindness that everyone has shown, we won’t forget it, thank you”
“We had a great day”
“It was good to meet new friends”