The ‘Britain’s Best Breakfast’ campaign will encourage people to raise money for Carers Trust by hosting a breakfast event for friends and family in October 2014.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but a survey commissioned by Carers Trust shows that 56% of Britons who have a weekday breakfast spend 10 minutes or less preparing and eating the meal, and two in ten (19%) men and 11% of women skip breakfast altogether during the week. Of those who eat breakfast on a weekend, 10 minutes or less is the time taken by more than one in three (39%) of those surveyed.

Carers Trust will launch its ‘Britain’s Best Breakfast’ national fundraising campaign to raise money to help support more unpaid carers and give them a break from their caring role, and to encourage people to wake up to the issue of caring.

There are seven million unpaid carers in the UK and over the next 30 years this number is expected to increase by 3.4 million (almost 60%), and three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our lives.

Thea Stein, Chief Executive of Carers Trust comments: “Carers frequently tell us that they are exhausted, have no time for themselves and neglect their own health and wellbeing. Caring for a family member or friend can be back breaking and physically demanding and that’s why we need your help.

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives us fuel and energy to help us get through the day. We know that many carers skip breakfast because they simply don’t have time to prepare or eat it. Help us give them some more support.

“We probably all know a carer. It could be your elderly neighbour caring for his wife, the mum across the road caring for her disabled daughter or the boy in your son’s class who cares for his mum who has cancer. Carers come from all walks of life. Please help us help them by getting involved with our campaign.”

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