Carers Week 2018
Swindon Carers Centre is asking you to ‘Walk a Mile in a Carer’s Shoes’ during Carers Week to raise awareness of the 21,000 unpaid carers in Swindon, highlight the challenges they often face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities across Swindon.
Carers Week is an annual national campaign; the focus of this year’s week is to look at all the ways we can support carers to stay Healthy and Connected. We need to build communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of their own.
Our annual ‘Walk a Mile in a Carer’s Shoes’ event is taking place on Saturday 9th June to kick start Carers Week 2018, which runs from 11th-17th June. The route will take us through Swindon town centre.
The walk is open to anybody who would like to join us to raise awareness of carers. If walkers would like, they can get their family and friends to sponsor them to complete the mile walk. Money raised will help us support carers of all ages and provide them with respite activities throughout the year. You can download a sponsorship form by clicking here or contact Swindon Carers Centre to receive one via the post.
If you would like to make a donation for this event online, please go to our Virgin Money Giving page by clicking here.
Walkers are asked to arrive from 10:30am at Artsite, Theatre Square, to register and hand in sponsorship forms. The walk starts at 11:00am. After the walk there will be refreshments at Artsite. Thanks to Artsite, we will also have a raffle, an art exhibition produced by carers and activities to keep you entertained.
For more information about the event, contact Becky or Emily on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 531133.