EMR Great Yarmouth, based at South Quay, continues its support to Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Young Carers (GYGYC), a charity which offers respite activities to young carers.
GYGYC, who is currently supporting 215 young people, offers peer support to young people aged 5 to 21-years-old who are caring for their parents/guardians or supporting their parents/guardians in caring for a sibling. The charity aims to improve the coping mechanisms and overall physical and mental wellbeing of young carers by offering support, fun, and educational activities.
EMR’s donation, which was offered in addition to previous support given in 2020, enabled young carers from across the borough to take part in fun respite activities during the Easter holidays. Allowing young people to have a break from the pressures they face at home by giving them the opportunity to socialise with their peers, EMR’s support helped to cover the costs of transport, refreshments and equipment for the respite activities enabling the charity to support more young carers.
Russel Chapman, Operations Manager at EMR Great Yarmouth said:
“Young carers take on responsibilities which are often way beyond their years. The activities that GYGYC provide offer an essential service in allowing young people to reclaim their childhoods. We are proud to be able to continue supporting Terry and the team at GYGYC in the service that they offer to the local community. We look forward to seeing the positive impact that this donation will undoubtedly have.”
Terry Macrowan, Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Young Carers added:
“GYGYC would like to take this opportunity to thank EMR for their continued support. With the support of EMR’s donation we are able to continue to give our young carers respite during these difficult times, offering them a chance to socialise with their peers who are in similar situations as themselves, and a place where they can relax and enjoy activities together.”
The donation was given as part of EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme which aims to help young people, up and down the country, to build brighter futures.