Perranporth store launches rock an roll fundraiser for young adult carers
Staff at The Co-operative supermarket in Perranporth joined young adult carers in Cornwall to launch its 'record breaking' fundraising year in aid of Carers Trust.The charity, which formed last year when The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care came together, tackles feelings of isolation and provides breaks, information and advice for 14-25 year-olds caring for an adult.
Staff used the 'Rock Around the Clock' theme acknowledging the 24/7 nature of the challenges facing around 63,000 unpaid carers in Cornwall who care for a family member or friend who are ill, frail, disabled or, have mental health or addiction problems.Mark Roberts, manager of the Perranporth store, said: "The challenge of unpaid caring is an often hidden issue, even though it can affect most families at some time.
"We're delighted that Carers Trust is our Charity of the Year and, that we have the chance to make a difference to the lives of young people in our communities who undertake practical and emotional caring responsibilities for a family member or friend who cannot cope without their support."
This year, The Co-operative's 100,000 staff, across all its businesses, aim to raise £5 million to transform the lives of the UK's unpaid young adult carers.For more information visit www.co-operative.coop/charityoftheyear.
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