Sabrecat’s charity partner for the 2018/19 is Sheffield Young Carers (SYC).
This charity is based in Sheffield that has been running since 1997 and provides support for young carers aged between 8 to 25. These young people provide care for one or more family members who have: disabilities, long-term physical illnesses, mental health difficulties and/or a problem with drugs or alcohol. Sheffield Young Carers assist them by offering one-to-one support, group activities, respite holidays and support with education, employment and training.
This is a cause that is really close to our hearts and we are delighted to partner with a charity that does such amazing work with incredible young people.
We have so much planned for the upcoming year and we are all really excited to get started with our fundraising. Our chosen charity is always very dear to us Sabrecats and through our bake sales, 24 hour cycle-a-thon and themed trainings we raised around £500 for our 2017/18 charity partner Mind UK. For the 2018/19 season our target is to surpass this and advance philanthropic efforts. To stay up-to-date on our progress follow our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook where there will be regular updates on how our fundraising is going.
Each year we also take part in the annual “Do It For You” day organised by Sheffield Children’s Hospital which gives current and former childhood cancer patients the opportunity to take part in a number of different sports. Once again, we loved taking part in the event in November 2015 and you can take a look at some of the highlights from the day here.