FARNELL Land Rover in Nelson has won praise for ensuring that young carers in the area have time to relax and enjoy activities most children take for granted.
The retailer supports the Pendle, Burnley and Rossendale Young Carers organisation to fund theatre trips to the Lowry in Manchester for the youngsters, enabling them to enjoy pantomimes and top shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Elf and David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy.
Tracey Taylforth, group motability manager at Vertu Motors, the parent company of Farnell Land Rover Nelson, said: ‘To see how much the children enjoy their days out is so rewarding. Most of their childhood has been taken up with caring for a family member, which they do uncomplainingly, and we’re delighted that we can help to make a small difference to their lives.
‘The Young Carers does some amazing work helping and supporting the young people, and I would encourage other local businesses to get involved. I can guarantee they will find it very worthwhile and satisfying.’
Jenny Cocker, young carers manager at Burnley Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Services, said: ‘Farnell Land Rover have supported us for many years, helping us to give young carers and their families time out from home to make amazing memories. We really appreciate the continued support from them and feel they are leading the way in businesses supporting projects like ours.’
Pictured with the young carers are Tracey Taylforth, right, and Jenny Cocker, second right