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Sponsored Tube Ride

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 20:15

Wesley Scott is completing a sponsored tube ride for Carers of Barking and Dagenham. Please see all details below on when it is taking part, why he is completing the challenge and how to sponsor him:

"As has been my custom in previous years I have completed transport themed challenges in order to raise money for Carers of Barking and Dagenham (http://www.carerscentre.org.uk/). Well this year is no exception but things are a little different in that I am going underground. I will be riding the District Line from the first train to the last on Saturday, 20 June 2020.   In order to raise money for two projects delivered by Carers of Barking and Dagenham that are particularly close to my heart:

1) The young carers project. It is hard enough to be a carer let alone when you are young. I have met some truely inspirational young people through the project and I am humbled by them. We work with children who are sometimes as young as 8. They often have significant caring responsibilities for family members. Imagine helping to do the washing up, cooking, cleaning, etc when you are just 8 but these young people conduct themselves with dignity and maturity beyond their years. The young carers project provides much needed respite activities, one to one support and support in schools. Show your support for these tremendous young people. As many as 1 in 5 are young carers and they often undertake caring responsibilities and save the government billions of pounds.

2) Welfare benefits advice provision. Welfare benefits can be a minefield especially for those that have caring responsibilities. Often because of lack of time, knowledge or just simply being overwhelmed carers do not get what they are entitled to. The provision goes some way to help carers to get some of what they may be entitled to. At Carers of Barking and Dagenham we have 1 fulltime benefits advisor that gives much needed advice and support in this area. Often helping clients complete forms and understand what they are entitled to.

These 2 causes are close to my heart so please share this link with your friends, family and whoever. Let's raise awareness as well as some much needed money.

You can donate by using my justgiving link

It is often said every penny counts. For this charity that couldn't be more true."