Bethannie was a child when she first came to Honeypot House, needing some respite away from her constant caring responsibilities for her Mum and her sister. She was just one of thousands of young carers across the country, dedicating all their time to looking after a loved one who needed help.
The Honeypot Children’s Charity’s vision is for every child to make the most of their one chance at childhood. We reach out to young carers like Bethannie, providing them regular respite and outreach support all the way from the ages of 5 and 12. It’s so important to reach children in their developing years, and through organised activities, sports and free play, children can make friends, build social skills, boost their mental health and create happy childhood memories to cherish.
Now, Bethannie’s 19, and we’re delighted to be welcoming her back!
In June, Bethannie was invited to the BBC’s Old Broadcasting House to record a charity appeal on behalf of Honeypot.
Here she is giving a teaser of why you should listen to this appeal:
The appeal will air three times during the week — twice on Sunday 15th July at 07:55 and 21:25 and again on Thursday 19th at 15:25. It’ll also be available to listen to online.
From 15th July to 21st June, you can click here to listen to Bethannie’s appeal for Honeypot, and donate through the BBC site. (Please note, donating outside this time will not go to Honeypot)
The Radio 4 Appeal is a weekly 3 minute programme highlighting the work of a charity and appealing for donations to support its activities.