Redditch Recorder group has raised more than £200 to support Young Carers in Worcestershire, by playing Christmas carols to passers-by at Sainsburys.

Young Carers enjoying a trip to Edinburgh Zoo, which was only made possible thanks to generous donations from members of the public and organisations like Redditch Recorder Group 

The musical group entertained customers of the local Redditch store in the lead up to Christmas, spreading festive cheer and raising a whopping £216 which has kindly been donated to Worcestershire Young Carers at YSS, and will be used to fund clubs and activities for Young Carers in the county throughout 2018.

Neil Phillips, Senior Keyworker at Worcestershire Young Carers, said: “We are over the moon to have received such brilliant support from the Redditch Recorder group. This is the fifth year that the generous group has supported Worcestershire Young Carers and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved for giving up their time to raise money and to all those who donated. Thanks to you, we are able to provide regular clubs and activities during school holidays to ensure young carers enjoy a break from their caring responsibilities, and provide them with the opportunity every young person should have access to: the chance to have fun and enjoy time with friends without having to worry about caring for another person.”

Worcestershire Young Carers currently works with more than 400 carers across the county, helping them to receive support and enjoy new experiences away from their home environments.

YSS needs your help to be able to continue to provide clubs, trips and activities for young carers which. Please help us to support as many young carers as possible by donating here.