Eagle pledges services to young carers

by Scott Douglas

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Scotland’s leading independent courier firm is to carry out a special free delivery to help out a new festival for young carers.

Eagle Couriers has agreed to provide the service for the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, who are taking part in the Scottish Young Carers Festival in West Linton this weekend (13-14 September).

The firm, which employs 100 staff between Edinburgh and Glasgow, will take a special delivery of T-shirts to the Borders town, which will be distributed among the charity’s young volunteers to mark the event. And they are also buying and delivering two special cakes to the charity in order to mark the event.

Jerry Stewart

Jerry Stewart, a director at Eagle Couriers, said: “We try to help out worthy charities in any way we can, so we were delighted to get the chance to offer our services to the Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

“It is a wonderful organisation that helps support a range of very dedicated young people – many of who have given up all of their time to care for relatives with family members or friends with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

“This festival will bring together all of Scotland’s young carers and give them a well-deserved break over a fun weekend. It’s a great reward for their hard work in very challenging circumstances and also gives them a chance to talk to MSPs and decision makers about the issues they face.

“We were only too happy to offer these special deliveries free of charge to help them have the best weekend possible.”

“The festival is funded by the Scottish Government and will involve 500 young carers from across the country coming together to discuss issues that are important to them. It will also give them the chance to talk to MSPs about their caring experiences and decide the future format of a national young carers forum.

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