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Young Carers' Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

BURGESS HILL YOUTH will hold their 50th Young Carers event to be held at St Paul’s Catholic College on Tuesday 24 October from 10am-4pm.  A range of activities are planned for this day to include arts, crafts, sports, Battle Tag archery session plus cake making and decorating.  Swimming is available to the young carers aged 12+.  To book your place please pop into the Help Point and complete a registration form.  If you have any questions please contact Jennifer on 01444 238207 (9am-3pm daily)

Young carers are children and young people who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled or has mental health problems, or is misusing drugs or alcohol. They may be someone who has direct caring responsibilities or they may be someone whose life is affected as a result of living with someone who has these conditions.

Summer 2017
53 Young Carers enjoyed 4 outings over the summer holidays to Chessington World of Adventures, Blacklands Farm, Forest School fun plus Horse Riding.  The weather was great for all the events and everyone had a lovely time.  Pictures of the events were posted on our social media pages.

May 2017
20 Young Carers enjoyed a fay full of arts, crafts, cake decorating, a trip out for Afternoon Tea plus a visit from the Minibeasts! There were also volunteers from Tesco in the Community and Burgess Hill Youth who assisted with the activities.  Crossroads Care South Central were also there to assist with cake decorating.  It was a great afternoon.

April 2017
24 Young Carers enjoyed two outings during the Easter holidays to Fishers Farm  Adventure Park and Young Drive based at Blacklands Farm – they were great days and the sun shone for both! 

February 2017
26 young carers aged 6-13 enjoyed a fun afternoon at Burgess Hill Youth’s Community Centre.  Activities included a magic show by Tomfoolery, hover craft making and racing, arts, crafts, sports and fun.  The event was supported by Mustard Seed Café who generously provided the food for the event.  There were also volunteers from Tesco in the Community and Burgess Hill Youth who assisted with the activities.  Crossroads Care South Central were also there to assist with cake decorating.  It was a great afternoon. 

December 2016
Two Christmas outings were held in December – 4 young carers enjoyed a Spitfire simulator experience and really enjoyed the activity kindly funded by Burgess Hill District Lions.  We also took 12 young carers to Horsham for a laser quest and bowling game and lunch – both activities were great fun!

October 2016
41 young carers aged 6-15 attended the October event hosted by St Paul’s Catholic College led by Burgess Hill Youth supported by the Town Council including arts, crafts, games, cake decorating plus more! Pictures of the event were posted on the Town Council Facebook page.

Summer 2016 
4 Young Carers events were held during the summer holidays with outings to Go Karting, Blacklands Farm, Bedelands and Horseriding. 

May 2016 – 23 Young Carers attended a fun afternoon for 6-11 years and had lots of activities including badge making, bag decorating, air hockey, pool, football, tennis plus cake decorating.  Pond dipping and hunting for Golden Crested newts was enjoyed by all as the event was supported by the Friends of Green Circle Network.

February 2016 – 35 Young Carers attended a fun afternoon for 6-11 years and had lots of activities including sewing, making door hangers, air hockey, pool, football, tennis plus cake decorating.  We were also treated to a visit from Robbie the Magician who did some amazing magic tricks and even produced a white rabbit!  Much fun was had by all.

The biggest Young Carers event held to date happened in October 2015!  46 young carers attended a fun packed event
at St Paul’s Catholic College and got involved in a bushcraft activity, sports, arts, crafts and cake making and decorating. 
From that event we learnt that people wanted to go to laser tag in town so over the Christmas holidays 19 young carers were taken there for a Christmas Treat.  Chocolates were provided by Radmalls Funeral Services.  In addition a further 20 young carers are looking forward to a trip to the panto at the end of January.

Three Young Carers events were held in the Summer Holidays of 2015.  These included a trip to Blacklands Farm,
Go Karting and also to the local nature reserve. 42 young carers attended the events and all had a great time.

Young Carers events were held in the 2015 Easter Holidays and May Half term. The young carers tried Go Karting, Laser Quest, Pond dipping and Bag making (not all on the same day!).  

A free Young Carers Fun Afternoon was held during half-term at Fairfield Community Centre in Burgess Hill on Tuesday 17
February. This event was for young carers aged 6-11 years living in the Burgess Hill area. Activities included cake decorating,
circus skills entertainment, arts and crafts plus pancake making!

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A Young Carers Fun Day was held on Tuesday 28 October, from 10am to 4pm, at St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill.  38 young carers enjoyed activities including Theatre Make up;  Circus skills/scooting/skipping; Various craft activities including sewing, hamma beads, knitting; Card making; T shirt design and stencilling, and Cake-making & decorating.
 

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Three events were held over the summer holidays including a trip to Blacklands Farm, Go Karting and to Bedelands Nature Reserve.  40 young carers had a fantastic fun time and enjoyed the free days out. These events were organised by Burgess Hill Youth and Burgess Hill Town Council.  Below are a selection of pictures from the events. 

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Tuesday 27 May 2014: Fun for Young Carers
22 young carers aged 6-11 attended an event on Tuesday 27 May held at Fairfield Community Centre, home of Burgess Hill Youth,  Activities were enjoyed by all including tennis, arts and crafts, pond dipping and cake decorating.  Much fun was had by all and a selections of photographs from the event are below.

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8-10 April Easter Activities for young carers were held with swimming and Apollo laser tag.

18 February 2014: Fun for Young Carers
A free Young Carers Fun Afternoon was held during half-term at Fairfield Community Centre in Burgess Hill on Tuesday 18 February.  This event was for young carers aged 6-11 years living in the Burgess Hill area. 

Images from the fun day on 18 February 2014:

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29 October 2013: Young Carers Fun Day
Young carers enjoyed an action packed fun day held during half-term at St Paul’s Catholic College in Burgess Hill.  It was a very successful event with 32 young carers aged 6-15 years attending on the day. The Fun Day provided an opportunity for the young carers to try out a range of activities, including swimming, crafts, tennis, cooking, face painting and circus skills. 

The event was organised by the Mid Sussex Young Carers Partnership, a multi-agency group led by Burgess Hill Youth, supported by Burgess Hill Town Council, St. Paul’s Catholic College, West Sussex Young Carers Team, Crossroads Care South Central and Mid Sussex District Council. Teaching and catering staff and pupils from St Paul’s, along with young volunteers from Outset Youth Action, also helped run the activities on the day and provided refreshments and lunch. 

Images from the Fun Day on 29 October 2013

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The Young Carers Summer Holiday Activity programme was held from Tuesday 30 July to Tuesday 6 August and three events were held during this time.  They were very successful events attended by 44 young carers aged 6-15 years. The trips were organised and run on the day by Burgess Hill Youth and Burgess Hill Town Council.  The cost of the events was covered by a grant from Sussex Community Foundation.

30 July and 1 August 2013 at Hove Lagoon;

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Tuesday 6 August 2013 at Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve for young carers aged 6 and over.

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