Basepoint Winchester presents cheque to Winchester Young Carers for £4682.00
On Monday 25th March, Basepoint Winchester presented a cheque for £4682 to Winchester Young Carers from money raised at two previous charity events; a 12 hour football marathon and a Bridge Tea.
In April last year, Basepoint Winchester selected Winchester Young Carers as its chosen charity, and will continue to support the charity match funding any money raised up to a value of £10,000 for this calendar year, from April 2013 – April 2014. Winchester Young Carers is an independent charity which provides a service to improve the lives of children and young people aged 8-17yrs with caring responsibilities by providing weekly young carer support groups, a fun activities programme and advice and guidance.
Ben Hogbin, Manager of Winchester Young Carers charity, comments: “The support we receive from Basepoint in Winchester makes a huge difference to our charity. This match funding will enable us to continue to provide the young people with time out from their caring responsibilities and the opportunity to meet others who are in a similar situation and perhaps more importantly, the opportunity to have fun and be a young person.”
The Charity is always on the lookout for new enthusiastic and capable volunteers, as without them the service they provide to young people would not be possible. There are many different roles within the project and volunteers may change their role depending on personal circumstances and time availability. Typically a volunteer will give approximately 6-8 hours per month supporting the young people at weekly and fortnightly Young Carer Support Groups.
Claire Owen, Centre Manager at Basepoint Winchester, adds: “As a result of our commitment to the charity, we will continue to hold fundraising events for Winchester Young Carers throughout the year and are delighted that our efforts are helping to improve their everyday lives.”
For further information about the charity or to make a donation, please contact Ben Hogbin at Winchester Young Carers on telephone: 01962 808339 or visit the website