Aberystwyth Rotary Club has raised £750 for Action for Children’s Ceredigion young carers service in its annual collection. The cheque was presented to the project recently in a ceremony at the Richmond Hotel in the town.

The Rotary Club raises money for the Ceredigion young carers every year and also holds an activity day in the summer at the Capel Bangor Golf Club for the young people who use this important local service.

Vikki Booth, family support practitioner for Ceredigion Young Carers, said: “I’m really grateful to the Rotary Club for the money they raise each year. These children and young people do a wonderful job for the people they care for and it’s a privilege to work with them. The money raised will help me take them away for a short holiday and contribute to giving them a childhood they deserve and we’re so thankful for their continued support.”

Action for Children staff work closely with schools, social services and GPs to identify those young people in need of help and support.  Emotional and practical support is offered to help young people come to terms with a parent or guardian’s illness, and to also help a young person build positive relationships outside their family, helping to reduce the level of responsibility.

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