SHEFFIELD YOUNG CARERS HIT THE SILVER SCREEN

21st January 2013

A powerful and uplifting documentary about the experiences of Sheffield's young carers has been screened in the city.

Sheffield Young Carers worked with Equal Voices creative arts project to run a three-day film-making activity for young carers between eight and 12 years old. The documentary features the challenges the youngsters' face, the fun and happy side of their lives, and their own top tips for how everyone can make young carers' lives easier. The young carers who made the film were invited to an exclusive preview at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield, followed by fun, games and food at the charity's annual Christmas party. Sheffield Young Carers are the official charity of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce. Account managers George Fullerton and Tom Lindop, from the Chamber, attended the screening and handed Sheffield Young Carers a cheque for £75. The money was raised by staff at the Chamber. Meanwhile, several Chamber members have committed to raising money for the young carers by running the SIG Insulations Sheffield Half Marathon, while the charity has also received complimentary tickets to watch the One Health Sharks. Katie Borland, fundraising officer at Sheffield Young Carers, said: -The money will go a long way towards paying for the Christmas party, so we'd like to say a very big thank you to the Chamber for all their support. -We're now planning to use the new film to raise awareness of the issues that young carers face - and hopefully raise some money for them too! To watch the Sheffield Young Carers film visit http://vimeo.com/56777254. To find out how you or your company can support Sheffield Young Carers, please call 0114 258 4595 or email katie@sheffieldyoungcarers.org.uk.

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