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19 August 2011

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Tiso Gifts

18 August 2011

Thank you to Tiso for the generous gifts to our young people.
Photos to follow after our residentials.

EYCP Annual Report 2011

21 July 2011

Music Group Gig

19 July 2011

Edinburgh Young Carers Project held their second Gig at Tynecastle in partnership with Big Hearts music project on the 16th of June.
The two young carer’s bands were joined by Joe from up and coming Edinburgh band “Lost in Audio”. They played a set each and a few young carers played along with Joe on his opening song.

Well done and Thank you to everyone involved.


Southampton Young Carers Festival 2011

19 July 2011

8 teenagers from Edinburgh Young Carers project made the trip to Southampton from the 24th to the 26th of June for the 12th annual Young Carers Festival.They were the only people representing Scotland and took part in a variety of activities including Kayaking, cake decorating and Team challenges.

The idea behind the festival is to raise awareness of issues faced by Young carers.


EYCP 2011 Hoodies

7 July 2011

Young people within EYCP have designed a hoodie. Click for PDf

Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI)

29 June 2011

Working in small teams, pupils identify and research grassroots organizations which are tackling the issues that they care most about. The pupils visit their chosen local charity and prepare presentations on why that charity is most worthy of support. The group judged to have made the best presentation in each school is granted £3,000 to award to their charity.

Edinburgh Young Carers were selected by a team from St George's School for Girls, who produced a stunning presentation and were awarded the money.