Former young carer Megan Bennett inspired students and families at Churchdown Academy to raise funds for Gloucestershire Young Carers’ Afternoon Tea for GYC campaign.
Megan received support from the charity along with her sisters and brother when her family was experiencing ill health. Although things are now improved for the family, Megan has not forgotten the support she received from the team at Gloucestershire Young Carers.
Now a Year 10 student at Churchdown, Megan says: “The charity helped me and my family so much. I just wanted to give something back. The Afternoon Tea for GYC gave me the opportunity to raise awareness of the charity’s work and raise money.
“We held an Afternoon Tea – but ran it during Year 7 parents’ evening. It was a lot of fun and I received help from a number of the Year 7 students. We were successful in raising £80. It is a great campaign and a simple way of raising funds for work that supports young carers.”
Afternoon Tea for GYC is a campaign launched to encourage schools, companies and individuals to hold tea parties to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday while raising awareness and funds for the charity that supports more than 1200 young carers in the county.