Christmas Fayre 2018

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It is our practice at All Saints Parish Church to adopt a charity to support in the collections from our Christmas Eve services. 

This year we would like to support the Maldon branch of Action for Family Carers.

Supporng Young Carers in Maldon Maldon-based charity Action for Family Carers has been supporting local unpaid carers for nearly 30 years. The charity’s work includes providing a regular club night for Young Carers aged 8 years and over, plus working with local primary and secondary schools to help them to identify and support Young Carers there. Our Young Carers Club runs every other Tuesday from 5-7pm at Maldon Activity Centre and up to 25 Young Carers attend each time. We love to make the club nights fun for the Young Carer as it’s their break from their caring role and we want them to have the chance to be children and to have fun for a while. Every week there are games such as pool, soft football, board games and computer games. In addition to those games we also try to do something special, for example we held a pamper evening and in the summer we had a water fight which they all loved. We also went to the park and took ball games and a picnic with us. We also have healthy snacks - which some of the Young Carers help to prepare - such as a wrap, roll, fruit, salad and sometimes a sweet treat. This ensures that Young Carers are having access to something healthy in case they do not get this at home. Most recently we put on our own petting zoo whereby Mums, other family members and some staff very kindly brought their animals to the club for the children to pet and to learn about. They absolutely loved this as you can see from some photos we took on the night. As one example of how our club enriches a child or young person’s life, we have a young lady who is home schooled. Since attending club she has made friends, improved her social skills and been given invaluable support from staff and building a support network from her peers. She always attends and is keen to come along to any trips. Action for Family Carers’ Young Carer club nights are entirely dependent upon fundraising and donations and the charity is grateful for any and all support from the local community including from volunteers. Additional Information Phone: 0300 770 80 90 Website: www.affc.org.uk Email: info@affc.org.uk Address: Action for Family Carers, Brickhouse Farm, Poulton Close, Maldon. 

 

 


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