Christmas cheer for young carers thanks to festive donations

More than 80 bags filled with festive gifts have been donated to young carers across North Tyneside.

Gifts were donated by staff from Sage and customers from The Village Hotel, which were delivered to 114 families over the Christmas period. These donations helped to reduce the stress faced by many during a difficult time of the year and families were overwhelmed, emotional and very appreciate of the support.

After picking up the presents, members of our young carers team brought the presents back to the Centre to be sorted. The gifts have been handed out to young carers across all boroughs within North Tyneside.

Claire Easton, chief executive at the Centre, said:

“I’d like to thank everyone from Sage and The Village Hotel supporting the above appeal. The response from was amazing and we were taken back by the number of gifts.

These gifts will make a real difference and put smiles on the faces of young carers that continue to amaze us with their commitment to their caring role. A huge thank you to everyone who has donated.”

A young carer is anyone under the age of 18 who has a parent or sibling with a physical or mental illness, a disability, or who misuses drugs. If you are a young carer or a family member in need of support, you can contact our Young Carers’ Project team who will talk to you about your situation on (0191) 643 2298.