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Revitalise aims to raise £1m for exhausted carers

Revitalise aims to raise £1m for exhausted carers

by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Revitalise, which has a centre in Southport, wants to raise £1million to subsidise respite care breaks for thousands of exhausted carers.

The company run a series of respite care centres around the country for disabled people and their carers and the Southport centre, Sandpipers, has been providing respite breaks since 1988.  

During the last few months, the pressures facing unpaid family carers, nursing and caring for a seriously ill or disabled loved one, sometimes 24 hours a day, have become intolerable.

Revitalise Sandpipers have been welcoming disabled people for urgent respite during the pandemic, giving them and their families a much-needed rest.

But not everyone can afford a break, so Revitalise are aiming to raise £1 million so that we can subsidise respite care breaks for thousands of exhausted carers.

Leon has cerebral palsy and chose to safely isolate at Sandpipers during the pandemic, to minimise risk and so that he and his family could benefit from a break.

He said: “Sandpipers has definitely saved me. It stopped me from being depressed and weak and I just feel like I’m going to be me again.”

MP for Southport Damien Moore was happy to support Revitalise’s fundraising campaign, saying:“Revitalise are a wonderful charity which provide a much needed lifeline to disabled people are their carers. Please support Revitalise if you can.”

Please donate now, whatever you can spare. It will mean so much to the home carers and the families that Revitalise supports.

To show your support, please visit https://revitalise.org.uk/donate

 

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