The village of Worth Matravers has shown its commitment and loyalty in lockdown to a much- loved local charity, MYTime Young Carers.
The MYTime activity centre is based in the heart of Worth Matravers and is where young carers are able to take time out and enjoy a much- needed break from their caring responsibilities.
During lockdown the villagers showed their amazing community spirit and initially got behind the London Marathon 2.6 Challenge initiative.
They also decided that as their popular annual summer fete couldn’t go ahead that they would replace it with alternative activities and organised plant sales and a bric-a-brac sale to help raise funds for MYTime. All sales were made using honesty boxes. The first sale raised £630 and the second a huge £830 making a total of £1,460!
Jack Ross, lead committee member of Worth Matravers Village Hall which organises the Worth Fete said, “We choose to support MYTime because they are an important part of our community and provide one of the most worthwhile services imaginable – supporting young carers who give so much to those for whom they care. They provide them with the opportunity, albeit briefly, to escape the daily commitment that is their life, establish friendships with others in a similar position, help create hope for their futures and all whilst encouraging them to have some fun. We applaud the charity.
“MYTime deliver their meaningful work in a building which is an integral part of Worth’s proud history, the former Radar Development Headquarters. Our support is a testament to the continuity of our village and to the future of the young lives that the charity cherishes. Thank you MYTime for being part of Worth’s past and our future.”
MYTime Executive Director Krista Cartlidge added, “We are overwhelmed at the support that the village has shown us, not just as an organisation but also the young carers. Jack, Yvonne and their team have done a brilliant job and we are extremely grateful to have their support and loyalty. We’re looking forward to other exciting events in Worth Matravers in the future. Watch this space!”
About MYTime Young Carers’ Charity
MyTime provide young carers with a break at their outdoor centre in Worth Matravers, Dorset. These breaks are an opportunity for young carers to have fun, make friends and to take some time for themselves. This is a really valuable opportunity for young carers to meet other people who share some of their experiences, which can help to combat the loneliness young carers report feeling as a result of their caring responsibilities. www.mytimecharity.co.uk/