After months of hard work, weeks of planning, and too many meetings to count, the event finally arrived.
If I was in a fairytale the line “Cinderella you shall go to the ball” seems appropriate. But I’m not in a fairytale as much as it saddens me to admit, it doesn’t, however, discredit the fact that the night was just as wonderful, with a fantastic atmosphere enjoyed by all who attended.
Friday 2nd November signified the meeting of YCR (Young Carers Revolution)
A group of 11 Young Carers age 8 – 21 sat around the table to discuss the next steps of the award winning campaign.
Young Carers Revolution, which is separate from the York Carers Service looks to improve the lived of existing carers as well as identifying ‘hidden’ carers.
The group after a quick recap of the last meeting, spent the day being creative, and after a quick round of blind portrait, which is always good for a few laughs, it was down to work.
The activity was around the following five outcomes of the newly released children’s and young people’s plan, which Young Carers Revolution was consulted on in the writing of it.
As part of my placement with Inspired Youth I have to work on a project with young people. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect as the Young Adult Carers service part of the York Carers Centre, were looking at the possibility of hosting an awareness day.
This idea has now changed into a Charity ball and auction, with me as the organiser. The event is being driven by the Young Adult Carers, with whom I met on Friday to discuss the ideas I had had, as well as any they had.
Today I spent the day in HQ a.k.a the Inspired Youth offices. After having my debriefing of office politics or the brew rota, it was down to business.
My first point of call was talking to CJ about the initial ideas I have about a formal charity ball and auction that I am organising as part of my placement. The ball is a fundraiser and awareness night for the York Adult Carers service in York.
After explaining the initial ideas to CJ he helped me to understand my point of direction and identify areas of focus, as well as discussing options to make the event stand out and to be special .
Whilst I was away from the office CJ found several links that were of interest to me, one in particular being the use of Pinterest in Business Marketing.