Motorcyclists lifeline for Dorset's young carers

Motorcyclists lifeline for Dorset's young carers

Published by George Sharpe at 12:48pm 30th July 2020.

Motorcyclists are delivering food for Dorset's young carers and their families.

'The Bike Shed' motorcycling group volunteered to support local communities during the coronavirus pandemic, in partnership with Dorset Council.

Dorset Council supports Children and young people aged 5 and 18, they provide regular care and emotional support to a family member who is ill or disabled. 

20 young carers and families had their food shopping delivered by The Bike shed, a motorcycle-riding group.

Members of the motorcycle-riding group were keen to help local communities during the pandemic and teamed up with young carers’ charity MYTime to support local children, young people and their families. 

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Vikki Can Someren is the Co-Founder of The Bike Shed Motorcycle club, she said: 

"Times have been particularly challenging for the young carer community.

"It's been a privilege for our volunteer riders to alongside MYTime in helping to provide support to these incredibly young people and their families."

Councillor Andrew Parry, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Early Help said: 

"We would like to thank the BikeShed for delivering food to some of our young carer families. 

"Our young carers do a wonderful job and we're grateful to MYTime and The Bike Shed volunteers for stepping in to help us support children and their families during this difficult time."

You can find out how to support young carers and their families here.