Barnsley Carers Service chosen as Charity of the Year for Barnsley Live 24!

We are delighted to have been chosen as Charity of the Year for this year’s Barnsley Live festival, celebrating the best grassroot performers across the region.

Barnsley Live is a one-day indoor, multi-venue live music festival in Barnsley, taking place on June 8th! Each year, the event features over 200 artists and raises thousands of pounds for local charities.

With around 20 venues and hundreds of acts, there’s something for every music taste and this is a must-visit event for all music fans.

Barnsley Live has set a fundraising target of £5,000 from the event. Can you help us achieve it? There will be bucket collections on the day and a JustGiving page has been set up.

Anna Barret, Barnsley Carers Service, Service Manager, said: “We would like to thank Barnsley Live for choosing us as this year’s Barnsley Live Charity of the Year and the main beneficiary of the event.

There are an estimated 28,000 people in Barnsley caring for a friend or family member who is ill, frail, or disabled.  They give their time, energy, and care freely, many for more than 35 hours a week. Most unpaid carers find their role rewarding.  But it can also be tiring.   The proceeds of the event will help us continue providing vital support for unpaid carers across the region, such as free advice, information, and groups, events, and activities that offer them a much-needed break from their caring role.”

Your donation will make a big difference to the life of an unpaid carer:

  • £5 will pay for a carer to join one of our coffee mornings, a chance to take a break from their caring role and spend time with other unpaid carers over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake
  • £10 will pay for two carers to take part in a wellbeing group, helping them take care of their own health and wellbeing (which is often neglected because they are busy taking care of the health and wellbeing of their loved ones)
  • £15 will pay for three carers to receive targeted advice and information, including 1:1 benefits advice or skills training, improving their overall quality of life (as well as the life of those they care for)

For more information on Barnsley Live, including set list visit:

To donate, please visit: Crowdfunding to Donate from the public to Barnsley Carers on JustGiving

Barnsley Live charity of the year, help us raise £5,000
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