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Carmichael UK supporting Young Carers Bucks – Family Fun Day!

Mirren Dougan

August 21, 2018

Last weekend, staff from CarmichaelUK spent an afternoon volunteering at the Annual Bucks Young Carers Family Fun Day. Bucks Young Carers is an independent charity established in 2004 to support the wellbeing of family carers in Buckinghamshire. The family fun day allows children a day away from their everyday responsibilities as a carer and provides an opportunity to enjoy a day of fun!

This theme for this year’s event was a ‘Beach Party’ which saw people sporting their best Hawaiian shirts! The inflatable activities included a bouncy castle, basketball shootouts, surf simulator and an obstacle course. There was also a selection of more relaxing activities including nail painting, sand castle building, face painting, airbrush tattoos and Shetland Ponies! This is the third year CarmichaelUK staff have helped out at the event, setting up, manning the stalls, participating in the games and packing away at the end of the day.

Members of the team took part in the huge tug of war at the end of the day with the girls taking home the title in the males vs females Tug of War competition!

We’d like to thank all of the CarmichaelUK staff who helped play a part in the day. Young Carers do lots of fantastic work within the local community, providing a place to come together for children who care for their parents or guardians, selflessly putting themselves second.  They help to ensure the young carers can enjoy a positive and fulfilled childhood and we’re very proud to be able to support them and the amazing work they do. We’re looking forward to next year!

You can visit the Young Carers Bucks site here to find out more about what the workers do to help these families.