121 Young Carers chosen for John Lewis Bluewater Charity of the Year
We are delighted to announce that John Lewis staff at Bluewater have chosen our 121 Young Carers project as their charity of the year for 2013. John Lewis have been a long-time supporter of this project; they have provided wash bags and toiletries for the young people going to the Young Carers Festival for the last six years, and they also allow 121 Young Carers staff to use their community room at Bluewater for free for volunteer training.
This year to raise money John Lewis have held a fun run around the grounds of Bluewater, and a quiz night which John Lewis and VAWK staff attended. John Lewis will also be providing mentoring workshops for volunteers working with young carers, and thirty staff so far have signed up to volunteer with the project. A huge thank-you to everyone at John Lewis!