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Award-winning Tip décor wins donation for young carers

2:41 pm, Friday, 1st March 2024 - 1 month ago

Children and families

YOUNG carers in North East Lincolnshire have thanked Grimsby’s Community Recycling Centre after being chosen for a £2,000 donation.

The money, collected from donations made by visitors to the Recycling Centre, commonly known as Grimsby ‘tip’, is gathered up each year and donated to a number of chosen charities.

North East Lincolnshire’s Young Carers have this year benefitted from the gift, with the money going towards planning a trip for young people in our area who care for a family member.

Councillor Margaret Cracknell, portfolio holder for children and education at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Young carers is the term that we use for children and young people who care for a member of their family. That may be a sibling or a parent who is unable to properly care for themselves due to things like illness or disability.

“It’s important that children and young people get time to enjoy themselves, but often our local young carers are so busy looking after others that they don’t get much time to go off and have fun.

“This money, donated by Grimsby’s Recycling Centre, will help to fund fortnightly activities and a trip for young carers in our area.

“I’d like to extend my thanks to Grimsby’s Recycling Centre for this wonderful donation. It will mean so much to our young people and will make a great difference.”

Sharon Hunt, operations director at Newlincs Development Ltd, said:

“We feel very honoured to be able to help support the young careers who do such a fantastic job caring for others.  

“They really do deserve some recognition and time to enjoy themselves and we would like to thank everyone who helped us raise this money at the CRC sites.”

The money is made up of donations made by members of the public at the Grimsby Recycling Centre. These donations are usually collected in the frog ornament near the tip entrance.

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