RMVC Again Supports Romsey Young Carers

Romsey Male Voice Choir (RMVC) was pleased to be able to support Romsey Young Carers (RYC) by presenting a cheque for £300 at an RYC awards evening held at ‘Golden Gecko’ on 19 July. This is the second time in recent years that the choir has supported what they regard as an important organisation which recognises the invaluable role played by young carers.

Along with the ongoing practical and emotional support offered by RYC they currently sponsor 10 young carers to attend an annual Young Carers Festival held at ‘Fairthorne Manor’. The money presented by RMVC will be used to enable even more local young carers the opportunity of this experience.The festival provides an opportunity for young carers to have fun in a safe environment and this year’s events include: a planetarium; fairground rides; climbing wall; silent disco; caving; paddle boarding; creative zone and chill-out zone. Chris Hall, the manager of RYC described the experience as, “A fabulous opportunity for our young carers, for some of whom this will be the first opportunity they have had to camp and the first festival they have attended.”

Mike Gardiner, who presented the cheque on behalf of RMVC said, “Before retirement I was a senior manager in the social services department of Hampshire County Council and I know well the pressures experienced by young carers. By making this contribution the choir is delighted to enable a few more of those young people to take a well-earned break from their caring responsibilities, and the chance to relax and let off steam with other young people who know and understand the day-to-day pressures.”

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Romsey Young Carers Cheque Presentation by Mike Gardiner