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A free Young Carers Fun Afternoon will be held during half-term at Fairfield Community Centre in Burgess Hill on Tuesday 16 February.  This event is for young carers aged 6-11 years living in the Burgess Hill area.
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.
With so many adult responsibilities, young carers often miss out on opportunities that other children have to play and learn. The Fun Afternoon will provide an opportunity for the young carers to have fun and try out a range of activities, including painting, crafts, entertainment, cake decorating, sports and much more.  
The event is organised by the Mid Sussex Young Carers Partnership, including Burgess Hill Town Council, Burgess Hill Youth, Outset Youth Action and Crossroads Care South Central.  Young volunteers from Outset Youth Action will also help run the activities on the day.  
Burgess Hill young carer, Phoebe Green, said: “Young carers has given me a chance to do lots of new things.” 
Phoebe’s mother, Louise, said: "We are so grateful to the Young Carers Partnership. Our daughter Phoebe has taken part in wonderful activities and always has something to look forward to in the holidays alongside children with similar life experiences so she does not have to explain to the children how her life is different.  Phoebe always comes back from young carers events with a huge smile."
The Young Carers Partnership is planning an ongoing programme of activities for young carers.  For information about future activities and to book your place contact Jennifer O’Grady on 01444 238207 or email