This February half-term, young adult carers had a ‘WICKED’ day out…

The trip started at Gloucester train station (with some young people getting on the train for the first time!) and we enjoyed pizza for lunch before watching Wicked the Musical at Bristol Hippodrome. The show was described as AMAZING & FANTASTIC by the young adult carers! It made us laugh, sing and maybe a few tears from Jess (YAC worker) towards the end…

It was 17 year old Lucy’s first trip with GYC. She cares for her Mum and rarely has a whole day of time for herself. Lucy was nervous about coming and meeting new people but afterwards said “It was a good trip with some really nice people! The group (young adult carers and GYC staff) made my day as much as the experience that I was given, going to the theatre to see Wicked. I really enjoyed the time I had in Bristol and would definitely do it again!’

This special outing was made possible by The Keith Jefferies Foundation which supports young people by providing support and creating opportunities through a passion for music. This is a registered charity organisation founded in the memory and values of Keith Jefferies.  A HUGE thank you to Mark and those involved with the charity. The young people involved had a brilliant day out. Most importantly they had a break from their caring responsibilities and time to have fun – the donation really made a difference.