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We care a lot about the carers!
11:10am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
STAFF at the Co-op in Barnards Green, Malvern, hit the right note with unpaid young adult carers when they launched fund-raising for the supermarket’s new charity of the year, Carers Trust.
The charity, formed last year when the Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care merged, raises money to provide information, advice and support for young people facing the challenges of caring.
Ian Laydon, manager of the Great Malvern store, said: “The challenge of unpaid caring is an often hidden issue, even though it can affect most families at some time. We’re delighted that Carers Trust is our charity of the year and that we have the chance to make a difference to the lives of young people in our communities who undertake practical and emotional caring responsibilities for a family member or friend who cannot cope without their support.”
This year, Co-op staff across the country aim to raise £5 million to transform the lives of the UK’s unpaid young adult carers.