'We Care' survey results and winners

Many thanks to those readers of The Trust’s newsletter, We Care, who completed our recent survey. We received positive feedback regarding the publication and were thrilled to note that our supporters think that the magazine is informative, motivational and has the right balance of articles.

In the words of one respondent We Care is “very supportive to carers; it makes them feel acknowledged”.

We were also happy to know that many of our readers pass the newsletters onto friends, family and colleagues. This provides a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of carers’ issues and the work of The Trust. However, our readers did say that they would like more articles on grants for carers and we will be focussing on including more information on this important topic in future issues.

The three winners of the survey prize draw were:

  1. Eden Carers Centre in Penrith
  2. Mr D.U., of Swindon and
  3. Mr J.B., of New Maldon.

All received a vast array of delicious cakes from Cakehead, a long-term partner of The Trust who very generously supplied the prizes.

Eden Carers Centre were just about to move office so were unfortunately unable to host a formal cake inspired event for carers, however, their Carers Support Co-ordinators took cake out to Carers in the Eden area of Cumbria. Carers included an elderly couple, a family with young children and some Young Carers who visited the office with their parents. One adult Carer and her Young Carer daughter were thrilled to be able to take home carrot cake for themselves and their cared-for.

Heather Heron from Eden Carers Centre said: “The staff and students on placement really appreciated a ‘cake break’ during packing for the Centre move. Cakehead did us proud!”

Mr U.., was equally delighted with his prize and sent us a photo of his “surviving” cakes as they were all so delicious many of them were eaten  in less than 24 hours after delivery!

Our aim for We Care is to update our supporters on how their invaluable support makers a difference to carers’ lives and the positive impact the work of The Trust. Feedback or ideas are always welcomed from our readership. Please contact info@carers.org with your suggestions.