Students give back to young carers

We’d like to thank students from the Prince’s Trust Team programme at City of Bristol College who kindly chose to support young carers as part of their community project.

The group had the chance to choose the cause they were most interested in, and were all extremely passionate about helping young carers who they say give so much of their own time for others. Some of the students are young carers or have previously been young carers themselves.

Cameron, 19, said: “We were keen to support the local community and show young carers how much they are valued in their roles.” The group created 20 wellbeing boxes to be given to young carers, filled with a range of items to enjoy including handmade canvasses, sweet treats and jars containing positive quotes and words of affirmation.

Each box also came with a handwritten note from the student directly to the young carer. Reema said “We created these baskets to give hope to people who haven’t had the best time; they are baskets of hope to thank them for all they do.”

The group also raised a fantastic £45.35 through their fundraising for the young carers’ service. Thank you to the staff and students involved!