Christmas can make life more stressful than usual for carers. There's more to fit into already busy days and changed routines can cause considerable distress for some. It's not necessarily a relaxed and happy time. Carers in Bedfordshire will be here for carers, offering a listening ear, practical advice and fun online activities.
If you want to stand by carers this Christmas and beyond, there are three simple things you can do to help.
Whether you do them all or just one, thank you and Merry Christmas from everyone here at Carers in Bedfordshire!
1. Enter our Christmas raffle
There are festive prizes up for grabs and tickets are only £1 each. Each ticket sold will help a carer access they help they need. Closes on 13th December - buy your tickets now.
2. Shop online
Shop online and raise funds for Carers in Bedfordshire at no extra cost to you. Check out EasyFundraising and Amazon Smile while you're shopping for friends and family. It's easy to do and retailers will donate a percentage of the price.
If you use Amazon, click the link below to sign up to Amazon Smile and choose Carers in Bedfordshire as your charity. Start your shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk each time and a percentage of the money your spend will automatically be donated.
If you use other online shops, sign up with EasyFundraising. If the retailers you use are participating you'll find them on the EasyFundraising site. Follow the link and they will donate a percentage of the money you spend.
3. Donate by text
Donating by text is quick and simple and you'll be standing by carers who need a boost. Text CiB to 70085 to donate £5 (texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message)