On Sunday 16th September, some of our Young Carers gave up their Sunday afternoon to march in the Barking & Dagenham Youth Parade, which is an annual event.
They were modelling their brand new t-shirts, which they had not only designed themselves but also raised the money for as well.
During the march they raised lots of awareness for the Young Carers Project and created a lot of attention with our loud chanting - "Who are we?!...Young Carers Army!". This could be heard from several groups back and, at some points, even over the band playing at the beginning of the procession.
After the march, each young person was presented with a medal for their efforts. We then enjoyed the events on Abbey Green and even had our own stall this year!
We would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all of the Young Carers and Parents that joined in and made the day enjoyable and very memorable!
(The Young Carers with Councillor Darren Rodwell before the march took place).
(Councillor Darren Rodwell loved our new t-shirts!).
(The Young Carers creating awareness...and lots of noise!).
(The Young Carers manning their stall at the event on Abbey Green, after the march).