Carer's group honoured

A BOROUGH carers support group has been honoured for its continuing work with young people.

Dudley Young Carers, part of Action for Children, has been presented with this year’s Centenary Award by Dudley Rotary Club – a title which it will hold for the next 12 months.

Each year since 2005 the club has handed out an engraved plaque and donated £1,000 to a worthy organisation which works with youngsters up 18.

Dudley Young Carers, based at Stourbridge Children’s Centre, supports young people from eight to 18, who regularly care for a member of their family, by giving advice, running holiday clubs, youth nights and residential trips and outings.

Rotarian Andrew Glazzard said: “Dudley Young Carers were picked as their service fitted so perfectly what the award was set up to do.

“As a club we’ve done a few things with them. We put on a Christmas party for the younger carers and for the older ones we took them carting and then treated them to a curry.

“As we got to know them we realised how very suitable they were to be considered for this year’s award.”

Previous winners of the award, dedicated to the memory of well-known champion of young people - Bert Bissell, include Bethel Chapel in Lye, Black Country Wheels, Dudley Hope, Dudley Young Carers Project, Round Oak Robins, Priory Park ABC and Coseley Comets.

Any group which would like to apply for next year’s award can email andrew@glazzard.co.uk

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