Find Stiitch and his friends in Gateshead!

During Carers Week 6-12 June 2016 we will be hiding Stiitch and all of his knitted carer friends across Gateshead Borough to represent the 775 Young Carers (5-25 years) we support in Gateshead.

Carers Trust Tyne and Wear currently support over 1,500 carers across all ages groups and disabilities and we want YOU to find Stiitch and his knitted carer friends and help make carers count in Gateshead.Just like Stiitch and his friends, carers come in many shapes and sizes – young and old, however they are often hidden from view or hard to reach and unrecognised by their community.

There are an estimated 22,000 carers resident in Gateshead and we want to use this appeal to build carer friendly communities reaching out to individuals, health and social care organisations, hospitals, GP practices, schools, leisure services, local businesses and beyond.

Carers Trust Tyne & Wear is a local charity and need your support!
How can you help us?

Be CARER AWARE in Carers Week! Stiitch and his friends could be in your area, just waiting to be found!

Follow us on twitter: @CarersTrustTW1
Tweet a message or photo for our Stiitch Appeal.

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Send us a photo with your new knitted carer friend and where you found him/her!

Please donate to Carers Trust Tyne and Wear:

Contact us on 01207 549780 and find out more about our Stiitch Appeal!

Text Giving
Text STCH16 £5 to 70070 to donate to CarersTrustTW and make a difference today.

Support us now so we can carry on caring!