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Prosperity Children’s Services have showcased their support to the local community by donating 80 selection boxes to bring some Christmas cheer to young carers at Carers Link Lancashire.

The selection boxes, which will be distributed to young carers registered with the service who provide care for their own parents and/or siblings, were donated to Carers Link Lancashire in Accrington. Tasks carried out by young carers include shopping, preparing meals, looking after siblings, washing, looking after family, emotional support, giving medication and keeping their family company.

Carers Link Lancashire is an independent registered charity, with the aim of supporting unpaid carers across the boroughs of East Lancashire. They provide practical and emotional support to children aged from just six who care for a loved one.

Located on Blackburn Road in Accrington, Carers Link Lancashire also run a community facility including a charity shop, information and support hub, community café and a garden, all of which can be used by the carers, the people they care for and the wider community in Hyndburn.

Kathryn Murphy, Communications Officer at Carers Link Lancashire, said: “We have received a wonderful donation of selection boxes from Prosperity Children’s Services. These are going to go to our young carers who are looking after their family members, and it is going to mean so much to them over the festive period, so thank you very much Prosperity.”

Based in Altham, Prosperity Children’s Services provide child centred care, through experienced, highly trained support workers, offering practical and emotional support for each child’s journey. You can learn more about them on their website:

You can learn more about Carers Link Lancashire here: