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

Pictured above, young carers enjoying a trip to the panto, only made possible thanks to generous donations from members of the public and organisations like the 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 £265 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 2019. 

Ruth Tamburro, director of Redditch Recorders who has been fundraising for Worcestershire Young Carers for more than 15 years, arranged the annual event which took place on Friday 14 December, and was joined by members of the tuneful group as well as children aged seven to 16 from Tardebigge Community Group Ensemble and Tardebigge C of E First School.

Jon Cawdron, Senior Project Coordinator at Worcestershire Young Carers, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you once again to everyone at the wonderful Redditch Recorder group for their continued support. This is the sixth year that the generous group has supported Worcestershire Young Carers and we are always so heartened by the number of people who give up their time to help those less fortunate. With support like this, we are able to provide regular clubs and activities during the school holidays to ensure young carers enjoy a break from their caring responsibilities, and provide them with the opportunity to socialise, learn new skills and make new friends.”  

Worcestershire Young Carers currently works with more than 450 carers across the county alone, helping them to receive support and enjoy new experiences away from their home environments.

Worcestershire Young Carers needs your help to be able to continue to provide clubs, trips and activities for young carers which. Please help to support as many young carers as possible by donating today.