The John Casson Foundation
Our most sincere thanks goes to The John Casson Foundation for their generous and very much appreciated sponsorship of £1000. The Foundation along with Columba 1400's in-kind support has enabled us to achieve our funding goal to take two groups of 6 high school age young carers for 2 night residential breaks in Staffin this summer. These breaks will provide much needed fun respite breaks as well as valuable life and employment skills workshops.
Open Door Café, Kyle
A massive thank you to all our friends and supporters at the Open Door Cafe for their generous £350.00 donation received this month. This money will be used to support our planned residential trips to Staffin this summer. We will be self-catering as many young carers feel uncomfortable being served by others, our plan is to have adult supporters working alongside young carers in order to support and learn from each other.
Uig Gala Committee
Sincere thanks for your latest generous donation of £200.00 for Young Carers. This money will be used to help cover the respite activity costs of our planned summer residential trips to Staffin. Thank you to everyone involved for your loyal support of Young Carers in Skye and Lochlash.
Youth Exchange Programme
Huge thanks to the committee who donated £587.90 on the closure of the programme account. This money will be sued to support the much needed respite breaks for primary school age young carers. These breaks help to relieve pressure and build resilience by helping them to put aside worry and responsibility so they feel more like other young people in our community.
Young Sinfonia and Ensemble Concert
Our most sincere thanks go the Rick and Pam and everyone involved in the Young Sinfonia and recent Ensemble Concert for raising the very much appreciated sum of £670.83 for Young Carers. These funds will be used to help cover some of the accommodation costs of our planned residential trips to Staffin - with all our funding for this new venture now in place we hope to welcome a little sunshine along with us!
Thank you so much for the personal donation of £80.00. This money will be used to support young carers who require 1-2-1 respite support because of their own additional needs. Some young carers initially struggle in a group setting so we provide 1-2-1 support as a helpful stepping stone for them, your donation will make a real difference to some of our more vulnerable members.