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Dinner dance helps carers' charity

Tuesday 10th June 2014

A CHARITY dinner dance in Bearsted raised more than £1,100 thanks to the generosity of the guests and local businesses.

Kent Community Events, which helps charities and community groups organise and run fundraising and community events, held the event in aid of its charity of the year, Kent Young Carers.

Kelly Chambers, head of Young Carer Services said: “We will use the funds raised from the event towards activities for our Chill Clubs, which are dedicated clubs especially for Young Carers, and towards providing young carers a fun day out so that they can have a break from their caring role and just be a child again.”

Barbara Dunford, managing director of Kent Community Events, said: “We are delighted to be able to support this great cause. A huge thank you goes to all of the local businesses who donated raffle and auction prizes. Not only did we raise a significant amount for the charity, everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time too!”

Kent Community Events helps charities, clubs, associations and local councils organise and run fundraising and community events.

Kent Young Carers is a project run by Voluntary Action Within Kent to support all young people aged 5-18 who care for a family member.  Support is offered in the form of information, advice, signposting, social activities and individual support.  With almost 11,000 young carers in the county providing emotional and practical support, the service is in high demand.