Hewett Recruitment recently held it's annual charity Easter Egg collection of which the brillaint 'Worcestershire Young Carers' were this year's chosen charity to recieve the 2018 collection.
Hewett called upon customers and members of the public to donate as many Easter eggs as possible, to ensure that children and young people acting as young carers in Worcestershire don’t have to go without this Easter. More than 100 eggs were collected and donated to Worcestershire Young Carers, a service delivered by West Mercia charity YSS.
Laura Hewett, Director at Hewett Recruitment, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Worcestershire Young Carers this Easter. We are very proud to be affiliate members of Working for Carers, which is all about empowering businesses to support employees who are carers. The work that YSS does through its Worcestershire Young Carers service provides the vital support that young carers need as they are growing up, and offers them the much-needed opportunity to have a break from their caring roles. Supporting young people, and carers in particular, is something we hold very close to our heart.”
Worcestershire Young Carers, a service delivered by YSS since 2003, supports over 400 young people aged between seven and 25 years old who have a caring role at home. This could be for a parent, sibling or grandparent due to illness, disability, physical or mental ill health or substance misuse. The caring role can be varied, ranging from administering medication to cooking, cleaning, helping to parent siblings or providing emotional support.
On Wednesday 28 March, Neil Phillips, senior keyworker at Worcestershire Young Carers, met with representatives from the firm to collect the eggs and thank staff in person for their generous donation. He commented: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone at Hewett Recruitment for this wonderful donation. We will distribute these Easter eggs at our young carers club nights to ensure as many young carers as possible get to share and enjoy them. I know the young carers will be thrilled to hear that Hewett Recruitment chose to support them and that more than 100 eggs were donated as a result. Not only will Young carers enjoy the chocolate extravaganza, more people will be aware of young carers who are more often than not, hidden from view.”
To find out more about Worcestershire Young Carers, to make a donation or to become a volunteer, please go to yss.org.uk/worcestershire-young-carers
L-R Sarah Curtis, Sabrina Bell, Neil Phillips (Worcester Young Carers) and Lisa Marshall