Breakfast event raises awareness about unpaid carers

The Crossroads fundraiser at Blueberries cafe in Clitheroe. (s)
The Crossroads fundraiser at Blueberries cafe in Clitheroe. (s)
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Crossroads Care Ribble Valley and Clitheroe café, Blueberries, raised awareness of the UK’s seven million unpaid carers when they hosted their very own Britain’s Best Breakfast on Monday.

The event held at Blueberries, 6 New Market Street, Clitheroe, which is next to the market, also raised more than £100 with a donation from each order on the cafe’s breakfast menu given to the national network Carer’s Trust and the local network partner Crossroads Care Ribble Valley. Raffle tickets had also been sold to raise funds.

Currently 10% of the UK adult population are unpaid carers and alarmingly, three in five people will be carers at some point in their lives.

“For many carers, the morning is the most difficult time of the day and they often have to skip breakfast because they simply don’t have time for it,” said Jane Williamson, of Crossroads Care Ribble Valley. Photo by David Bleazard.