John Casson Foundation
A massive thank you to the John Casson Foundation for their extremely generous sponsorship of £2,500 which will cover the costs of an overnight residential in Inverness for 10 young carers and another local 3 night residential at Quiraing Lodge in Staffin for 6 young carers this summer. This means we will be able to deliver another valuable Seasons for Growth programme to appropriate young carers and provide new opportunities and experiences for some of our high school age young carers.
Dr Steve McCabe and Muriel Hutchinson
A huge thank you to Steve for selling his childhood collection of postcards for the benefit of Young Carers and to Muriel for selling them for us at the Portree Market. A wonderful total of £593.00 was raised from the card sales during 2017. This money will be used to support young carer's hobbies and interests so that they can practice and develop their skills. Thank you again Steve for this much appreciated donation which was raised through such a personal gift to us.
A Open Door Café, Kyle
Thank you so much to all our friends and supporters at the Open Door Café for the latest donation of £150.00. This money will be used to purchase the healthy snacks of fruit juices, fresh fruits and vegetables which young carers look forward to, in addition some of the money will allow us to purchase some more resource equipment for use at the group sessions.
Hazel Robertson & Catherine McCabe
A very big thank you to Hazel for organising and teaching her 2 fundraiser Pilates sessions during the festive seasons and to Catherine for teaching the JKZ session in Borve. Thanks to the very generous donations from those taking part a grand total of £181.87 was raised, this money will be used to support the healthy eating options we are providing at each of the 5 weekly young carer group sessions.
Residents of Shulishadder Beag
Many thanks indeed to Sophie and residents for Shulishader Beag for the very much appreciated donation of £50.00 which was collected from loose change over the year. This money will be used to purchase some more activity materials for use at the young carer's group sessions.
Thank you so much to the individuals who donated a total of £180.00 this month. This money will be used to support the young carer's invaluable 5 weekly support group sessions for our current membership of 66 young carers in Skye and Lochalsh.