The joint fundraising event by Buckingham Athletic, Buckingham United and Moretonville JFC has seen Sports Shots charities benefit to the tune of an amazing £601.00.
The event at Stratford Fields, back in May, started with a Youth Festival at 9am which ran through until Buckingham Athletic Development played Buckingham United for the Tom Goom Memorial Cup.
The overall total raised was an incredible £1,202.00. The three clubs kindly decided to donate one half to Sports Shots, whilst selecting YC2 Buckingham & Winslow Young Carers to receive the other half.
Our donation was split, as always, with Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK both receiving £300.50 each. You can view these donations via our two JustGiving pages.
Sports Shots has now raised £8,190.72 for good causes.
Sports Shots Statement:
We would like to issue a public thank you to Buckingham Athletic Football Club, Buckingham United Football Club and Moretonville Junior Football Club for their very kind gesture.
We greatly appreciate being selected as one of the two beneficiaries of this community day.
More on YC2 Buckingham & Winslow Young Carers.
We are part of a local charity called Community Care North Bucks (CCNB) and they have a website on which YC2 is featured. We do not have a social media page unfortunately as no one yet has time or expertise to run it.
WE are ALL volunteers. Only voluntary non funded by Bucks County Council Young Carers organisation in Bucks. Why? Because in the past 20 years since there has been a young carers awareness in UK, the funded organisations only operate out of Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and Wycombe.
If young carers come from North Bucks the only club support/outings they get is if they can travel to one of these cities from home-and on a week night and straight after school-impossible for families with illness, disability, mental health, low income, no car etc- that’s why YC2 was started to bring the same benefits to young children from our local area as others get who live nearer the main offices.
Edan has been a member of YC2 for 11 years, and is a great example of where a family with a sibling with serious disabilities just cannot access support and respite for the young carer. Edan’s story is typical -he is a fantastic young man who is caring and loyal and works hard. YC2 sent him on a Young Leaders course (3 months) some years ago and he has been a great source of support at juniors club nights-helping run the sporting activities, clearing away, chatting to the younger members and listening to them when they are upset. He has come on away weekends to help-on duty from Friday afternoon to Sunday tea time-helping in every way. We have sent him on courses that would enhance his future educational and employment opportunities-he joined the local army cadets where his friendly calm and enthusiastic nature made him an outstanding cadet.
He has now been accepted for a mechanical engineering apprenticeship in the Royal Engineers.
He still has an active caring role at home for his young sister.
YC2 started nearly 15 years ago, we have supported 100s of young carers aged 7 and over, seen them through education onto apprenticeships, universities, college and to bringing up families of their own.
Without YC2 there would be NO provision for children or young people in North Bucks whose lives are restricted (however willing they are) by the significant caring responsibilities they carry. They are such a special group of young people!