This year’s theme is ‘Making Caring Visible’. In the current lockdown, many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends – which is why this year’s Carers Week (8-14 June) is more important than ever. Although we can’t gather together as we usually would, we’ve planned a week of activities to raise awareness (which you can join in with at home) ending with our annual ‘Walk A Mile’ with a difference.
How can I take part and support Swindon Carers Centre?
Please take a look at the poster below, which lists all the activities we have planned for the week. You can take part in all of these, or just pick something which takes your fancy. We’d especially love people to get involved in our Saturday ‘Walk A Mile’ event – you can walk a mile indoors or outdoors on your favourite route while social distancing.
Watch a short video about Carers Week – made by our CEO and Deputy CEO
Tell us what you’re planning and send us your photos!
If you’d like to take part and send us your photos, videos and comments throughout the week here are our social media pages:
Find us on Twitter by searching for @SwindonCarers
Or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Carers Week, click here.
What about raising money for Swindon Carers?
Our annual ‘Walk A Mile’ event is used to raise money for Swindon Carers Centre, but we’d like you to join in regardless of whether you are able to fundraise or not. If you’d like to raise money by walking a mile for carers in Swindon, you can find our sponsorship forms here.
We also have a Just Giving page, where you can create your own fundraising events page or donate.
Can you bake for Tea Party Thursday?
All competition entries must be sent in by Monday June 8th and we’ll share our favourite pictures on Thursday June 11th!
Finally, we’d also like you to join in by colouring and displaying some very special posters.
Please print these off and put them in your window to raise awareness!