Swervy World Fundraiser

Our thanks to Swervy World and Neve Spencer Möller who played a benefit gig for Young Carers in North Powys last night at The Cross Keys in Llanfyllin. It was a night of soulful singing to brassy upbeat Ragtime dancing which ended in a memorable dance on the high street. Swervy World are on a rural tour with street shows and other paid bookings locally in Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

Swervy World Fundraiser

The event raised £230 and our additional thanks go to The Cross Keys who hosted the event. Swervy World Fundraiser

Young Carers Awareness Day

Thursday 25th January was National Young Carers Awareness Day.

Several primary schools in Powys received a pack of paper chains onto which the children were asked to write their ideas about ways to show support for young Carers. The paper chains opened up discussion and questions about young carers

Young Carers Awareness Day
Young Carers Awareness Day

Llanfyllin high school had a whole morning of Awareness Raising with Year 7’s taking part in Workshops led by 6th formers and Young Carers Outreach Worker, Sally Duckers. The workshops included a quiz, asking the pupils to act as agony aunts and thinking about the positives and negatives of being a young Carer.

The sixth formers then ran a cake sale over lunchtime raising over £100 for local Young Carers.

Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Carers Awareness Day

Honeypot Holiday for Welshpool Young carers

What amazing holidays our Young Carers have enjoyed at Honeypot this summer! Groups went with their Outreach worker and individuals went and made new friends with children from other parts of the UK.

Here are some of the highlights of Welshpool Carers group holiday….games of 21 and stealth, baking, getting painty in the Hive, trampolining, flying kites, movie night.

Honeypot Holiday for Welshpool Young carers Honeypot Holiday for Welshpool Young carers Honeypot Holiday for Welshpool Young carers Honeypot Holiday for Welshpool Young carers

Young Wildlife photographers

Three young Carers spent the day at Severn farm ponds in Welshpool learning about photography and taking photos to add to a new photo collage display board. Montgomeryshire Wildlife trust arranged the day which was led by a local artist Linda James.
Young Wildlife photographers

‘I feel I really achieved something’ said one proud young Carer at the end of the day.Young Wildlife photographers

Young Wildlife photographers

Young Adult Carers camp

This years Yac camp was open to all 14-17yr olds from Powys. We camped in Rhayader and had access to the indoor space of Rhayader Junior football club room.

15 Young Adults met up for 3 days of mixed weather which challenged our tents, but we all survived!

Young Adult Carers camp

We used the local swimming pool, had a morning at Elan Valley lakes doing high ropes, the leap of faith and the crate challenge and enjoyed a hot carvery and delicious pudding out at Ty Morgan’s.

 

Young Adult Carers campThe camp also created space for making friends, playing cards, sitting by a campfire and generally chilling.