In our countdown to Christmas 2017, we took some time to reflect on how our partnership with the Rank Group supports carers across the UK. We highlighted different stories every day.

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A Christmas break for 60 carers

Our partnership with the Rank Group enables us to fund activities for carers so that they can take a break from caring. At this time of year, we are delighted to have been able to fund a number of Christmas events for carers across the UK, just one of the many activities supported by Rank Cares.

Four women around festive tableThanks to a grant of £500 from Carers Trust, over 60 unpaid carers supported by a Carers Trust Network Partner in North Wales had a Christmas lunch at a nearby hotel, complete with a goody bag for each carer and entertainment. It was a good opportunity for carers to meet others in the same situation as themselves and have a well-deserved break from caring, which can be particularly challenging over the festive season.

It was a great afternoon, loved the meal - company and raffle were fab too!”

Carer

Oh it’s been wonderful, I’ve really enjoyed myself, especially meeting new people.”

Carer

See the other ways that our partnership with the Rank Group has been supporting carers in our countdown to Christmas 2017.