A Dorset charity is here at Bournemouth University, for national young carers day, to recruit students to take part in a zip line challenge.
MyTime, who provide respite breaks for young carers at their outdoor centre in Worth Matravers, have teamed up with Rock Reef at Bournemouth Pier to raise money in their new My Time to be active event.
Joanne Barker, Executive director of the charity, said: “We’re asking groups of people to jump off of Bournemouth Pier and to challenge themselves. Young carers have such a stressful busy time and it will just take thirty seconds of your time to do something worthy and help us offer that respite for them.”
The charity is hoping to use the proceeds from the challenge to make improvements to their centre so that more young people can come and have a break.
Ms Barker added “These are caring people that love their families and want to do as much as they can but we care too. We want to care for young carers so we are the charity that does that.”
MyTime aspires to expand into the community and provide life, confidence and communication skills to young carers in the near future.
This is MyTime’s first fundraising event. It will take place on February 26th between 12 and 3pm at the PierZip at Bournemouth Pier. It costs £15 and you can sign up here.
All proceeds will be donated to the charity. You can also donate to My Time’s Just Giving page here.