Revitalise Raise a Million Fundraiser passes £200K
Government urged to restore vital respite breaks for home carers
The Revitalise #CareForCarers campaign is delighted to announce that its Raise a Million fundraiser, launched on 1 October, has already topped £200K.
Revitalise CEO Jan Tregelles, whose appointment was confirmed by the charity last week, thanked everyone that had been moved by the campaign to donate to its emergency respite care fund, set up to enable thousands of home carers to take subsidised respite breaks.
Jan Tregelles said:
“With your help, our Raise a Million fundraiser has got off to a flying start. It is fantastic that after just two weeks our #CareForCarers emergency respite fund has topped £200K. Thank you.
“We still have a long way to go to reach our Raise a Million goal, but it is clear that we are touching hearts and minds with our campaign.
“Home carers really do live on every street across the UK. Working tirelessly to take care of a seriously ill or disabled loved one. Often, doing everything without any community support. Incredibly tough is an understatement. One day – anyone of us could be in their shoes”.
Revitalise CEO Jan Tregelles went on to explain the devastating impact that the new wave of Coronavirus restrictions could have on home carers, who have already spent over 7 months, behind closed doors, struggling to cope.
She urged the Government to act on the recommendations of the recent Social Care – Covid19 Taskforce report, as the mental health and well-being of thousands of carers are literally hanging by a thread.
Jan Tregelles concluded:
“Government indifference to the plight of exhausted home carers is heart-breaking. Only they have the power to change the rules and restore vital respite breaks. Further delay will have disastrous consequences”.
To show your support for the Revitalise #CareForCarers campaign and help us Raise a Million to subsidise care breaks please go to: revitalise.org.uk/donate