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Carers Week 7 - 13 June 2021 

#carersweek #ICARE @GatesheadCarers
Making Caring
VISABLE and Valued 

Hello Everyone,

We’re so excited to share our plans with you for Carers Week 2021 (7-13th June). We have a week packed with events and activities and we hope very much that you will be able to join in.

  • Make a pledge for Carers Week on our digital message board
  • Hold your own Tea in your Park fun and fundraiser. It’s a chance to get together with friends over a cuppa and cake and to help raise funds for Gateshead Carers at the same time!
  • If you love walking then why not join in with one of our Walking Challenges!  If walking 13 miles along Hadrian’s Wall is not for you, but you would love to set your own walk challenge, then why not do your own thing in our 25,000 Steps Challenge! All you need to do is choose one of the 25,000 step challenges at a pace that works for you and complete it by Sunday 13th June.
  • If you are feeling creative why not join us for our Creative Minds and June Jamboree when you can try your hand at bottle painting, paper mache and challenge your mind in Paul’s Quiz!
  • Find out about Writers Who Care and join the launch event with live readings and a short film!
  • Use your social media platforms to get involved by using the hashtags #carersweek #ICARE and @GatesheadCarers so carers know where to access local support.  Share and retweet our posts.
By visiting our website you can Book your places, set up your own Fundraising Page and download our special Fundraising Pack

We really look forward to walking and talking together with you for carers! 
Thank you for helping to make caring more visible and valued.

Nikki McCann
Team Leader: Community Engagement
Click on the boxes below to find out more about each activity and how to join in. 
All week 7-13th June 

Tea in Your Park 
All week 7-13th June 

Your Pledge Board

We would love YOU to share your pledge for Carers Week. It may be a pledge for your own wellbeing and to make more time for you or perhaps it is a pledge to spread the word in your street to let people know what a great job carers do. Whatever your pledge you can post it on our special Carers Week Pledge Board! Visit our webpage.
Tuesday 8th June 10.00-11.00 am

Creative Minds
With your June Jamboree crafting kit, join Emma for some paper mache bowl making which you can choose to complete on Thursday at the June Jamboree or in your own time. 

DEADLINE for requesting your Crafting Kit is Thursday 3rd June 
Thursday 10th June 10.30-12.30 pm

June Jamboree
Join us as we come together to celebrate Carers Week with a session full of laughs, crafts and quizzes!

10:30 - 11:30 | Create a bowl and transform a bottle! 
Join Emma and Carol with your free crafting kit as we get creative and make our own bowls and bottle painting transformations!

11:30 - 12:30 | The Big Quiz 
Paul will be hosting our Big Quiz! There will be lots of prizes to be won which we will send to you by post. Be sure to bring a pen and paper, and remember... no Google! 

Book your place and get your FREE crafting kit!
Wednesday 9th June 1 - 2 pm 

Writers Who Care 

Hello! We would like to invite you to the launch event for Writers Who Care, an anthology written by us, a group of unpaid carers living in the North East. This event is taking place during Carers Week 2021 in partnership with Gateshead Carers.

Writers Who Care is a collection of short stories, poems and songs that tell our story and give you a glimpse into our lives. Since January 2021, a group of us have been meeting regularly online to take part in creative writing sessions with Liv Hunt. The aim of these sessions was to have a space where we could listen, be heard, connect and support one another. We weren’t too sure what to expect but we all knew we had a story to tell and the want to get our voices heard.  And after weeks of connecting, thinking, talking and writing this is what we have created. An anthology which gives a window into our world. And now we would like to share it with you.

As part of the event, we will be talking a little bit about our individual journeys through taking part in the programme, a viewing of a film which documents our process, a few live readings of work created during the course and then a Q&A. We would really love for you to be there.

This project was supported and funded by Helix Arts, Gateshead Council Arts Team and Well Newcastle Gateshead.
If you enjoy walking why not join in with one of our walking challenges! 
All week 7-13th June 
25,000 Steps Challenge 

You can do this on your own or as a household together! Count up your steps, feel fitter and have fun! 

Sunday 13th June 9.00 start 
Hadrian's Wall Walk Challenge

You can join us for part of the walk too, leaving us at the 5 mile and 10 mile points! For further information contact: 

Telephone Support & online Live Chat 
is open Monday to Friday
The best times to call us are 
between 10 am - 12 noon and 1 - 3 pm 
Please call 0191 4900121 or email
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Gateshead Carers Association, John Haswell House, 8-9 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 4DY
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