SOLIHULL young carers will be offered outdoor activities and camping trips thanks to a generous £2,000 donation.
Carers Trust Solihull (CTS) – an independent charity supporting carers since 2002 – received the cheque from the St Alphege Rotary Club at a ceremony last week (June 9).
CTS boss Brandon Scott-Omenka said the Rotary Club and other borough charities had played a part in boosting the charity’s profile and helping it provide relief for more carers.
It has gone from helping 45 young carers in 2009 to now advising and supporting 575.
Mr Scott-Omenka said: “We are delighted to receive the support from the Rotary who have diligently supported our local charity for over 14 years.
“This donation will enable us to continue our camping and outdoor activities for young carers and their mentors, many of whom would otherwise not get a break from caring for a sibling or parent.”
Rotary Club president John Hale said: “Rotary members have volunteered to drive young carers to events and activities, helped with interview techniques and raised money for activities and events. We strongly support local Solihull charities.”
The CTS continues to appeal for donations to finance activities for young carers.
Last year, Mr Scott-Omenka said the number of referrals it has received in the last two years has risen by 30 per cent.
He also predicted the population of carers in Solihull will rise every year by 1,000.
To donate or volunteer contact the Carers Centre at 01217881143 or visit its website at www.solihullcarers.org