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Burgess Hill’s Town Mayor, Jacqui Landriani joined a group of young carers on a summer holiday outing to Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve.  
The young carers enjoyed slug races, bug spotting and pond dipping activities organised by volunteers from the Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network, which looks after the Nature Reserve. 
Young carers are children and young people who live with a family member with a disability, long-term illness, mental health problem or substance misuse issues, which impacts on the life of the young person. 
With so many adult responsibilities, young carers often miss out on opportunities that other children have to play and learn.  
The event was led by Burgess Hill Youth with support from Burgess Hill Town Council and was funded by The Budding Foundation.
Town Mayor, Councillor Jacqui Landriani, said: “I am a regular walker through Bedelands but I don't think I have ever had as much fun there.  Spending time with these special youngsters where we could all let our hair down was a great experience."
Paul Myles, from Burgess Hill Youth, said: “It was great to see another good initiative come to fruition creating a most enjoyable fun day for young carers whilst embracing a multi-agency team spirit.”
For information about future activities for young carers contact Jennifer O’Grady on 01444 238207 or email