Young carers receive a late Easter treat

A group of young people who spend their time caring for others received a late Easter treat when they returned to a club which supports them.

Friday, 4th May 2018, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 4th May 2018, 2:41 pm
Lynn Davis of The People's Angels Easter Egg donation to Ben Holt for the Young Carer's group
Lynn Davis of The People's Angels Easter Egg donation to Ben Holt for the Young Carer's group

Those attending South Tyneside Young Carers were left surprised when Lynn Davis from the People’s Angels visited the group following the school break.

The haul of Easter eggs for them was made possible thanks to donations made by staff and customers at the Mechanics Arms pub in South Shields.

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Lynn said: “The Young Carers group was closed over the Easter break so we were unable to reach them in time, but we didn’t want them to miss out.

“The young carers do a remarkable job of helping to look after parents or siblings who are ill or disbaled so are well deserving of a treat.

“I’m a carer myself so I know how hard a job it can be. I also know the young carers have been struggling for funds which is why the collection from the Mechanics Arms was donated to the group.”

The donation of Easter Eggs was one of a number of carried out by the People’s Angels, which was set up to provide help and support to people in need in South Tyneside, with Easter eggs dropped off at the hospital and other community groups within South Tyneside.

Lynn added: “We couldn’t have done it withouth the help of the community and I’d also like to say a special thank you to Gina Smith from the Mechanics Arms, with the help of staff and customers they donated more than 100 eggs to us and more than £500 for the People’s Angels.”

For information or to help the group, visit The People’s Angels page on Facebook.