Young Carers Action Day – supporting heroic young carers in North Wales

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Young Carers Action Day – supporting heroic young carers in North Wales

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There’s fantastic news from Wrexham Football Club this morning as they’ve announced they’re supporting Young Carers Action Day across Wrexham and North Wales by donating the proceeds from tonight’s match to young carers charities.

The club says: “Everyone from our owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, to our manager and players, think young carers are inspiring and amazing, and deserve recognition and support.”

“The club will also be raising the profile of young carers when it streams its game against Eastleigh tonight – so book a ticket and tune into the match tonight to hear more!

Today will also see the launch of a Young Carers ID Card.

Did you know that one in twelve children become a young carer at some point during childhood…and these are our unsung heroes from every community in Wrexham.

They often help look after a parent or sibling who might be ill or disabled, and they carry a lot of responsibility on their young shoulders.

During lockdown it was clear that lots of us don’t appreciate the work they do and some young carers even faced abuse or were refused entry when trying to pick up essential items for their families.

As a result young carers asked for an ID card so that everyone, teachers, health professionals and shops know that they carry extra responsibilities, and can give them a bit of extra support if they need it.

Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education, said: “It’s a very generous gesture by the club and I would like to thank them for their contribution which will help make the lives of our young carers a little easier.

If you are intending to watch tonight’s televised home game of Wrexham AFC v Eastleigh then please use the following link:

If you are viewing for the first time then you will need to set up an account by clicking on “Sign Up” , fill in details –  agree to terms – “Register”.

Then click on “Buy” button and pay your £10 viewing fee using a credit/debit card.

Viewing starts at 6.45pm with a 7pm kick-off time.

Proceeds from the televised revenue are generously being donated by the Club to the three Young Carer charities (WcD Young Carers, NEWCIS and Action for Children) who support Young Carers throughout north Wales.