Thank you - Your Support Is Changing the Lives of Children
Posted on Dec 12, 2016
The partnership shared between Henley Festival and The Children's Society is aimed at working towards making a positive impact on the lives of young carers in the UK. With your support, our goals are being achieved and children's lives are changing for the better.
Last year, the festival saw 100 young carers and their families, who often feel isolated, take a break from their daily duties to come and enjoy our Family Day. The 'Hidden' photographic exhibition at the Festival exposed the unseen and often forgotten lives of children who selflessly dedicate their time to ensuring their family are cared for. We were delighted to welcome and offer work experience to young carers who were able to bring to life a handful of these powerful stories that lie behind 166,000 of Britain's closed doors.
And it doesn't stop there. 52 carers from the region were rewarded with a more-than-deserved break from their inescapable responsibilities by enjoying The Young Carers Festival held in Hampshire.
The Children's Society recognises the struggles that come with being a carer at a young age, juggling life at home and at school. To tackle this, they have worked with 35 school professionals in the region to prepare children for any challenges they may face with their education and how schools can address issues, as well as helping five young carer's career services.
Moving forward with our partnership with The Children's Society, together with our audience, we look forward to continue to inspire through the arts and provide vital support to thousands more children who deserve a childhood.