The Social Committee at Linc Cymru Housing Association (Linc) have raised over £3,500 for Carers Trust Wales to support carers throughout Wales.

Carers Trust Wales was chosen through a staff vote and the Linc team ran a range of fun activities including cake sales, tea-dances, challenge events, dress-down days and recycling initiatives throughout the year.

Nerys Sales, Fundraising Manager for Carers Trust Wales said:

“This last year has been great to work with the staff of Linc, who have been so enthusiastic in their fundraising for us. It has meant a great deal as the partnership not only raised funds, but raised our profile of the much needed services and support we offer for all carers in our communities.

“There are currently over 370,000 carers in Wales alone, who provide unpaid support and care to family or friends who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. This partnership has a perfect synergy as many Linc tenants will also be carers and Linc already support carers through their range of local services.”

The fundraising year was planned and organised by the Linc Social Committee who with the support of Linc staff, worked hard to raise as much money as possible for the charity they support together with having fun along the way.

Karen Davies, a member of Linc’s Social Committee said:

“We have really enjoyed working with Carers Trust Wales throughout 2015. We have had lots of fun organising activities throughout the year and we’re delighted to have raised this much for the charity.”