Millbrook Academy Raise Funds for Young Carers’ Support

Staff and students at Millbrook Academy enjoyed an afternoon tea with carnival games to raise funds for the charity Gloucestershire Young Carers.

Millbrook Academy organised their event through their Nurture Unit which offers emotional support to students in the school – many of whom are young carers.

One young person talked about life supporting her brother who has several disabilities and who often has to spend periods of time in hospital.

She said: “I don’t talk about being a young carer often but I did find Gloucestershire Young Carers’ group sessions called Caring Counts really helpful. I love getting their newsletter too as I read about other young carers in the county.”

Rhian Williams, SENCO and designated safeguarding lead at the school, said: “It is so important that we recognise there are young people in the school with all kinds of responsibilities – that’s how diverse our community is.”

Richard Butler, Interim Principal, said: “The Nurture facilities at Millbrook Academy are as strong as any I have seen and the young people clearly benefited from being involved in this fundraising project.”

The party which involved a number of fun games including putting staff into the stocks raised more than £250 for the charity.