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Welsh young carers get creative at design workshop
18 October 2012
Youngsters got to grips with becoming T-shirt designers for the
day at Action for Children's Pembrokeshire Young Carers project in
The young carers joined forces with local artists Pip Lewis and
Guy Norman of Space to Create for the silk screen printing
The youngsters created and printed a design onto a t-shirt based
on the theme: 'What Makes You You'.
Pembrokeshire Young Carers project supports children and young
people aged between eight and 25 whose lives are restricted by the
need to care for a family member with a long-term illness or
The service works with young carers and also supports their
families. Offering a variety of activities aimed at encouraging the
young person to forget the burden of their responsibilities for a
while and concentrate on their own needs.
Charlotte Phillips, Action for Children Young Carers
Project Coordinator said: "The workshop was a great success, all
the young people were really pleased with their creations. It
also gave the young carers the opportunity to meet other young
people with similar experiences in a safe, protective environment.
We are a new project and look forward to working with more young
carers and developing the service around what they want and
need. The project will offer a mix of opportunities for fun,
socialising and self-development."
Staff members at the project are set to run support groups
across Pembrokeshire and activity programmes during the
Charlotte added: "We will also offer one to one support and
development opportunities and are developing a website and a young
person's charter, under the guidance of Young Person Project
Eden, aged 8, said: "It was the best day ever. I can't believe
what I made and my mum was really pleased. I'm glad I went to
Daisy, aged 9, said: "I really liked printing and making my
t-shirt, it's been one of the best workshops ever".
Rose, aged 9, said: "I have really enjoyed the printing and what
I made. I also enjoyed the warm up games".
Action for Children supports over 15,000 of the most
vulnerable and neglected children, young people and their families
in local communities throughoutWales.
For more information on Pembrokeshire Young Carers
contact Charlotte Phillips on 01437 761 330.