Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service are a charity offering a wide variety of services designed to assist local individuals, groups, charities and organisations, to help others. Living by their motto of, ‘helping you to help others,’ BPRCVS make a real difference across local communities, and beyond. Having supported BPRCVS for 5 years, we are immensely proud to continue our allegiance.
We are specifically involved in the BPRCVS Young Carers Initiative and have been for a number of years. This is a project that supports carers aged 7-18, who typically care for family members with mental health and / or substance misuse issues. These are children that have to deal with situations that a lot of people in society can’t begin to imagine, and circumstances that most adults would struggle to deal with. These special young people embrace their roles as carers whilst getting on with their own lives as children, attending school and handling their own challenges that come with childhood.
The role of the Young Carers Project Team within BPRCVS is to help alleviate some of the pressure on these children whilst they are carrying out their roles as young carers, and it is this element of their role that the team here at DRN are pleased to support.
Every Christmas, all the staff at DRN donate a present for a young carer to celebrate their hard work, perseverance and determination. We have seen first-hand the great work the charity does, and the impact that this gesture makes to young carers in the local community.
Throughout the year we also like to get involved in fundraising for the young carers. Every year we donate some money to fund day trips, giving the young carers a break and the opportunity to have some fun.
This Christmas, we opened up the opportunity to others in the community to donate a gift to a young carer and have been amazed at your generosity of the people who have donated gifts. Thank you, on behalf of the Young Carers Team, and the team here at DRN.
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