Many of us are feeling a little shut off from the outside world right now, but perhaps no one knows this feeling better than the communities supported by Carers Trust.
Founded in 2012, Carers Trust was set up to aid and support those caring for dependants and loved ones in need, who go completely unpaid and often require more support than they would ever ask for. Carers Trust programmes give carers access to vital equipment, essential services, training and truly welcome breaks. You can’t put a price on the rest and recuperation most of us take for granted.
Grosvenor Casinos has been involved in supporting Carers Trust and their communities for over 6 years; raising over an enormous £2.5 million in that short time. But we’ve given more than just donations – our staff have given continuous support through the completion of over 10,000 hours of community service and events. Our fundraising activities have included mass bakes, leg waxing challenges, 24-hour karaoke, cycling relays and even successfully finishing multiple marathons!
So, you probably know by now who the Carers Trust are, but here’s some more information on the fantastic and crucial work they do to support those who need our help the most.
How they help
Over the last 6 years, the collaboration between Grosvenor Casinos and Carers Trust has helped over 11,670 people in getting qualifications, essential equipment and much needed time to rest and reset. Check out these impressive stats from Carers Trust.
In the last 6 years, Grosvenor Casinos has helped:
- 6,400 carers to attended events funded by the partnership.
- 1,481 carers get essential household equipment.
- 1,304 carers have been able to take time out.
- 1,163 carers have been supported with emergency funding in times of crisis.
- 809 carers have been helped with transport.
- 317 carers were able to learn new skills and get qualified.
- 196 carers were supported through local funds.
How you can get involved
Now more than ever, the Carers Trust and the communities they support need our help. We’ve helped raise a staggering amount of money so far, but we’re just getting warmed up! We plan to support Carers Trust and their fantastic work long into the future and have some great events and fundraising activities planned. But we can’t achieve any of this without the help of our generous players and staff.
To get involved, you can can text 3GROS to 70085 to donate £3 or 5GROS to 70085 to donate £5. Texts cost £3 or £5 plus one standard rate message. You can also make a donation through the Carers Trust website. And keep an eye out for more fundraising events from us in the future.
Once again, we’d like to extend an enormous thank you to our staff and players for their generosity in both time and donations.