Hartlepool Carers are a local organisation that support unpaid carers, from young too old. That means people who are looking after a wife, husband, kids, mum, dad, sibling, friend…you name it. These people do so out of love and necessity, but without advice and support from organisations like Hartlepool Carers it can be too easy to become overwhelmed and feel isolated. That has only become an even bigger reality since lockdown hit.
Hartlepool Carers have been amazing since C-19 hit, adapting their services to cater to the changing needs of carers in a self-isolating world. This includes their support of young carers. This Christmas they have arranged a virtual Christmas for over 70 families with a guest appearance from Santa himself (via zoom of course). To make it super special they asked for gift donations that can be given out, since a lot of these children won’t get the magical Christmas many of you spend hours frantically arranging for your kids at home.
I wanted to help them out with this as best I could, and since Gin isn’t an option, chocolate seemed like the next best thing. So these chocolate gifts, as well as others donated by other members of the community, will be rushed from house to house by the magical elves at Hartlepool Carers.
Now I couldn’t go without taking some gin, especially after all the amazing work the women at Hartlepool Carers have been doing. So I made sure they had some ready to drink to celebrate a successful virtual Christmas. They deserve it!