Jehu Group has announced Carers Trust Wales as its charity partner for the next 2 years 2019/2020.
Carers Trust Wales works to improve support, services and recognition for the more than 370,000 people in Wales living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
Jehu staff were asked in January to put forward suggestions to the Social Committee for the company’s next Charity of the year, all proposals were reviewed and finally voted for by the Board.
Marc Jehu, Director commented: “It’s always a tough decision to select our Charity partner, but this year we really felt there was synergy between us and Carers Trust Wales. There are carers living in the development schemes we build for Housing Associations and many of these people don’t even realise they’re carers.
Many of these carers are unable to work conventional hours, they don’t have the choice of going down the Further Education or Apprenticeship route because of their caring commitments. Being a local based charity in its infancy we feel that we can work closely with Carers Trust Wales and make a difference.”
Carers Trust Wales is dedicated to ensuring that all unpaid carers in Wales can access the support they need to live their lives well. With their Network Partners – local services that directly deliver support to carers – Carers Trust Wales provide information, advice and practical support to carers across the country.
Carers Trust Wales also has a key role in raising awareness about the issues impacting on carers, celebrating the amazing things they do and campaigning for change where it is needed.
Simon Hatch, Director of Carers Trust Wales commented: “We are delighted to have been chosen as Jehu’s charity partner for the next two years. This partnership will enable us to significantly raise the profile of unpaid carers and to provide them with more opportunities to have their voices heard.
We’re looking forward to working with the team at Jehu to think creatively about fundraising events and to identify opportunities to work together to generate opportunities for carers.”
Over the next two years Jehu plan to run a number of fundraising events including their Annual Wales Property Triathlon in late September. The Triathlon now in its seventh year attracts over 250 competitors along with Double World Triathlon Champion and Olympic athlete Helen Jenkins who commented:
“Raising awareness through the power of sport is great and we’re pleased to be part of the Jehu Triathlon.”
For more information on Carers Trust Wales and their programmes go to – https://carers.org