Basingstoke Young Carers were proud to hold their Christmas/Gala Evening at Hampshire Court Hotel celebrating their achievements over the year. This was celebrated with a total of 163 young carers, their families’, and distinguished guests celebrated with a dinner, disco and a fundraising raffle. Amongst our guests were the Trustees of Basingstoke Voluntary Action, staff from Del la Rue who are young carers’ charity of the year, Cllr Roger Gardiner and Tricia Gardiner and Mark and Miranda Smith from Basingstoke Hockey Club, where young carers now hold their respite youth clubs, due to an increase numbers of young people being referred in Basingstoke & Deane.
Basingstoke Young Carers would like to thank Hampshire Court Hotel who kindly donated their venue and to all the local companies in Basingstoke & Deane who donated raffle prizes which £450 was raised. The amount raised will go towards a residential holiday for the young carers.
A presentation of achievements was presented by the Ed Ives-Wara (Head of Business Development) and Jan Neighbour (Manager) & Volunteers.
The families had a lovely evening here are some of their comments,
“Thank you Jan and the rest of the team for organising such a wonderful event. We really enjoyed ourselves.”
“It was such a lovely evening, put together wonderfully”,
“Thank you big time to Jan and her wonderful team for the most amazing night”,
“Had a fantastic evening at Basingstoke Young Carers party. Can’t thank these guys enough for the all love, support and shoulders to cry on. Jan, Lee, Roxy, Ed and Derek are an amazing team and no matter what, they are always there to help! My children are very lucky to have these guys in their lives, offering support and ‘escape’ from our crazy/exhausting home life!”