A charity which helps children and young adults who care for loved ones has received a £15,000 boost from Freemasons
Telford Young Carers has received the grant from the Shropshire Freemasons Community Fund to enable them to take part in educational and creative activities they would not normally get the chance to enjoy.
The fund will allow the charity to provide life coaching, including inspirational speakers for young children, creative arts projects, a circus skills class, as well as lessons in photography, song writing, film making, cooking, dance and movement.
It will also allow the carers to enjoy a visit to the theatre and to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
The charity’s Sue Puntis said before the pandemic Young Carers had been able to provide youth clubs for its members, from the age of five to 24.
But while the charity has tried to provide online support, many of them still missed the face-to-face contact they had enjoyed before the outbreak.
She said many carers missed out on cultural activities because of a lack of leisure time as well as money.