Dot Teas Vintage Tea Rooms donate cake for MYTime Young Carers

Sep 7, 2020

MYTime Young Carers’ Charity has hosted its first activity climbing day, post Covid, and has received the support of a local vintage tea- room, Dot Teas in Westbourne.

Executive Director Krista Sharp said, “We were thrilled to be contacted by Gemma Bailey, the owner at Dot Teas who wanted to reach out to the charity and offered to make a huge and extremely delicious chocolate cake, to be shared and enjoyed by our Young Carers on one of their first activity days, post Covid.

“We took 20 young carers, aged between 8- 10 years old to Brenscombe Outdoor Climbing Centre.  The weather was great and the chocolate cake even better!  It was wolfed down by the children who declared it ‘the best cake ever!’  Huge thanks to Gemma and her team at Dot Teas, it was a wonderful gesture and very much appreciated by all.”

About MYTime Young Carers

MYTime exists to provide young carers of ages 5-25 with the support, opportunities and friendship that every young person deserves.

In the UK, there are an estimated 800,000 young carers, yet only 166,000 are registered as such. This means that the vast majority are facing the challenges of caring for a vulnerable relative without any support from schools or local authorities. It also means that the scale and nature of the challenges young carers face are vastly overlooked, though the reality is that young carers are disadvantaged at every stage of life. It is our aim to help young carers overcome these disadvantages, and to foster a culture which is more aware, inclusive and supportive of young carers.

Kate Shaw