I’m thrilled to be able to announce that we’ve recently launched a charitable partnership with Honeypot, a charity that offers a lifeline to young carers and some of the country’s most vulnerable children.
Honeypot is a fantastic charity that provides respite holidays and on-going outreach support to young carers and children at risk. The charity supports around 1000 children every year, all aged between 5 – 12 years.
The programme of long-term support that Honeypot provides gives young people a break from the demanding conditions at home – where some of them are carers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – and provides a nurturing environment in which they can make new friends, develop their full potential and just be children for a few days.
The team here at CVS will be taking part in a number of activities over the coming year to support the charity, including fundraising, events and volunteering projects that’ll see us getting our hands dirty to help maintain the charity’s premises and gardens!
We’re also sponsoring a group of young carers when they go on their first respite break at Honeypot House – the charity’s residential holiday home in the New Forest – during the Easter holidays.
This partnership is a natural fit for us. Whilst we support families in facilitating childcare, Honeypot work at the other end of the scale; helping young people who are caring for family members.
Myself and the team are looking forward to the year ahead and the opportunity to support the invaluable work Honeypot do for young carers, some of whom have been carers since they were 5 years old.
Keep an eye out for our series of blogs ‘A day in the life of a Honeypot carer’ for an insight into what the team get up to at Honeypot House.
Visit the website to find out more about Honeypot.