One hundred hymns for carers
In April this year the Captain Tom 100 challenge was launched, encouraging people to think of ways they could fundraise around the number 100, in celebration of what would have been Captain Tom’s 101st Birthday.
Our Lady of Ransom Church in Eastbourne took up the challenge, and came up with the great idea to sing 100 hymns, and raise funds for five local charities, including Care for the Carers.
Maura Phipps, who organised the event, wanted to raise funds for young carers as she knows the challenges they face, particularly in the current pandemic where many of them have had to take on additional caring responsibilities, and shield with the person they care for, leaving them further isolated.
Care for the Carers Chief Executive, Jennifer Twist, said “We were delighted that Our Lady of Ransom Church chose to raise funds for our new young carers service through the Captain Tom Challenge. We want to thank everyone who took part in the challenge, and donated funds- they will make a real difference to the young people we support.”
There are an estimated 27,000 young carers in East Sussex, however very few of them receive any specialist support, which is why we started our new young carers service. You can find out more about the service here, and how you can support our work here. You can watch Our Lady of Ransom’s 100 Hymns challenge in the video below. Find out more about Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church here.