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Christmas cheer for young carers

Christmas cheer for young carers

Published at 3:40pm 21st December 2016. (Updated at 5:12pm 21st December 2016)

A school is making Christmas a bit more bearable for young carers in Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon.

Once again, Ashville Pre-Prep School has supported the Young Carers charity by asking its pupils and parents to donate gifts for youngsters aged between seven and 12 who act as carers.

Scores of presents - which were left under the school's Christmas tree and labelled for either a boy or girl - have now been collected by charity representatives, who in turn will deliver them to youngsters.

Whilst Christmas is a time for family and relaxation, for many young carers, the holiday can still be a stressful period as they continue to help disabled or ill family members.

Carol Berrie, Headteacher of Ashville Pre-Prep School, said: "Once again, our parents and pupils have responded superbly and 89 children will receive a gift this Christmas.

"This is the fifth year running that we have supported Young Carers, and we hope to continue this Christmas tradition for many years to come."