Her Royal Highness Princess Anne has launched a Respite Fund for carers. It comes as part of her work as President for the Carers Trust.
The new Respite Fund aims to provide small grants to 30,000 unpaid carers, so they can "take a much-needed break from the constant demands of their caring role."
Speaking of the launch of the Respite Fund, the Princess Royal, said: "As President of Carers Trust, I am delighted with this new initiative. It will raise funds for something I know to be incredibly important for carers – being able to take a break. Taking a break may sound a simple thing. But during my 30-year involvement with Carers Trust, one thing has always struck me when speaking to carers. And that is the importance they attach to having some time out from caring, and what a difference it can make to their health and wellbeing.”
The new fund will aim to give unpaid carers a much needed break from their caring duties. "All the money raised will be used to ensure unpaid carers get what they say they need most – a break, time to themselves when they can collect their thoughts and re-energise themselves," says Martin McMillan OBE, Chair of the Respite Fund Appeals Fund at Carers Trust.
You can find out more about the Respite Fun and donate HERE
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