Easter fair to highlight work of Sunderland carers

Viv Watts from Hope for Kidz and Kate Stewart from Sun Fm have teamed up with The Galleries shopping cente to support an Easter Egg appeal for youngsters across Wearside.
Viv Watts from Hope for Kidz and Kate Stewart from Sun Fm have teamed up with The Galleries shopping cente to support an Easter Egg appeal for youngsters across Wearside.
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AN eggstra-ordinary fun day will help highlight the work of young Wearside carers.

A group of Sunderland University students has organised the Easter fair on Saturday, to show the hard work and dedication of young carers in Sunderland.

The fair is the brainchild of Amy Melody, a final-year criminology with journalism student, who has personal experience of being a young carer.

She said: “I applied to the university’s Social Enterprise Fund as I wanted to put on a family fun event to raise awareness of the role of young carers in society, particularly in Sunderland.

“I received help from university business development manager Vince Robson, who helped me develop a plan. We are hoping to put on more events, and all the money raised will be used to help cover expenses.”

Amy has extended an invitation to the community to come along and see the hard work and dedication that these young people show on a day-to-day basis.

She said: “We’ve got lots of activities to keep the children entertained, including face painting, table top sales, craft tables, an Easter egg hunt, a raffle and much more.”

There will be people on hand to give advice about the support available to young carers.

The fair will be held from 11am to 2pm at Southwick Community Primary School. Entry is 50p per person.