Meet Georgie! She’s eleven and loves singing and performing. She’s also a young carer and is passionate about raising awareness of what young carers do and the issues they face.
“I care for my mum. She’s got lupus, arthritis and a blood clot. I’ve cared for her for four years. I help her into the bath and sometimes I help her cook.”
Georgie’s been coming on Honeypot breaks for a few years now, and in January she was invited along to 10 Downing Street with a few Honeypot friends. They had tea with Prime Minister Theresa May and shared their stories of caring.
“You’re not different from anyone else, it’s just that you care for someone. And it makes you more responsible. My caring role’s important because if I didn’t do stuff for my mum, she might be in a difficult position.”
On her last Honeypot break Georgie made new friends and took part in loads of fun activities – like decorating these beautiful cookies!
“I like Honeypot because they give you a break away from helping your parents or whoever you care for.”
Honeypot is the national charity for young carers aged five to twelve. We do not receive government funding and rely on your donations to keep running respite breaks. Please consider supporting us by making a donation, attending an event, or making us your organisation’s charity partner.