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Carers Week

There are at least 21,000 unpaid carers in Swindon, who save our town economy £395 million per year.   They play a vital role looking after children, parents, partners and friends.  That’s why every year, we celebrate Carers Week – an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.  At Swindon Carers Centre, we currently support 4000 carers between the ages of 5 and 98.

2020

8th – 14th June 2020

Carers, supporters and staff came together to make Carers Week 2020 a week to remember. This was an action-packed week, with all events held virtually due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The Aspire Fundraising Team at Swindon Carers Centre organised a different activity every day, starting with Musical Monday and ending with our annual fundraising Walk A Mile event on the Saturday. We asked fundraisers to walk a mile where they could and you took up our challenge walking indoors, in back gardens, school playgrounds, and parks. The event raised over £2,000 for carers in Swindon, thanks to Pebley Beach who matched our fundraising efforts pound for pound up to £1,000.

You can catch up with Carers Week 2020 and view our pictures and videos here