In the spring 2019 newsletter, the Head Boy and Head Girl of Newland House School, Twickenham, announced that they had chosen Richmond Carers Centre – Young Carers Service as their ‘Charity of the Year’.
Just a few months has passed since they started fund-raising, and the school has raised over £12,000!
As Sophie Richardson, Young Carers Support Team Leader, said: ‘This is an amazing amount of money that Newland House School has raised. It will make such a difference to the 467 young carers currently registered with Richmond Carers Centre.’
The donation will help support the following young carer services over the next two years:
- Achieving Ambitions Programme – supporting 14-17-year-old carers with a bespoke 12-week careers guidance programme, facilitated by a professional careers advisor
- Young Carers Awareness Day – with young carers nominated to receive an award in recognition of their achievements over the year
- Horse Rangers Day – where young carers can have a break from their caring role, riding and grooming horses in a supportive and therapeutic environment