About Carers Week 2017
Carers Week is an annual national campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
Our annual ‘Walk a Mile in a Carer’s Shoes’ event is taking place on Saturday 10th June to kick start Carers Week 2017 which runs from 12th-18th June. Arrive from 10:30am at Artsite, Theatre Square, Swindon to register and hand in your sponsorship form. The walk starts at 11:00am.
This year, there is no registration fee to take part in the event. Instead, we are asking people to get their family and friends to sponsor them to complete the mile walk and/or for the walkers to give a donation. Money raised will greatly benefit carers of all ages and support them to have a quality of life alongside their caring role.
To download a sponsorship form, click here.
Please bring your sponsorship forms and money/donations with you on the day. Cheques can be made payable to Swindon Carers Centre. If you would like to make a donation online, please go to our Virgin Money Giving page by clicking here.
Carers tell us that all they want is to be recognised and acknowledged for what they do and be able to have a break from their caring role from time to time. By taking part in ‘Walk a Mile’ we will be able to continue to raise awareness with professionals and the wider community and support carers.
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.
To view the plan of the day, click here.
For more information or to register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org