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We raise money to; employ people to help look after the ill parent/ parents, take the children away on holiday

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Dear Sir of Madam, Would you like to be cooped up in your house all day looking after your ill parent, never having a moment's rest? If the answer's no, then donate money to CCFR Carers UK, we aim to let children caring for ill parents have a better life. I think that we should give money to Carers UK. These children are missing out on their childhood, they may look like a child on the outside, but inside it's a completely different story. Some of the children we meet have been caring for their parents since they were four years old. They have to grow up so quickly, they have completely missed out on their childhood. ...read more.

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Quite often the child will have younger brothers and sisters, so they will have to look after them as well. Three years ago I met a girl called Emma, she was 14 years old, had never been to school and was caring for her ill parents, one had depression, and the other had manic depression. She never had any time to herself, and was a very unhappy girl. After we heard her story we raised enough money to send in a full time carer, who would look after Emma's parents in the day time, so she could go to school. The carer would also work some nights, so Emma would be able to get enough sleep so she would have enough energy to go to school the next day. ...read more.

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* Between 0.27% and 0.72% of all 8-17 year olds will be young carers. * 4% of all 18-24 year olds will have regularly cared for an ill or disabled relative during their own childhood. * 17% of carers aged 16-35 had caring responsibilities before their 16th birthday 1% of all family carers in Scotland are young carers. We raise money to; employ people to help look after the ill parent/ parents, take the children away on holiday so they can have a bit of a brake, let the children go to school, and be able to have an education and make friends, let the children do things that we take for granted, and we try and let the children be able to go out, have some fun, and meet new people. Yours faithfully, ...read more.

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