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Northamptonshire Young Carers fly at Sywell Aerodrome

oneThe Rotary Club of Towcester is delighted to announce that after the unsuccessful attempt in May this year to take the Northamptonshire Young Carers up into the air, the recent sunny weather has meant that the other day ten Northamptonshire Young Carers were able to go up into planes at Sywell aerodrome.

Our Young Carers have a difficult life and to be able to offer them some respite, fun and excitement is immensely rewarding. The Young Carers had an absolutely fabulous day and so much so that one of them has declared that he would like to become a pilot!

The Rotary Club of Towcester holds many fund raising events throughout the year and one of the things that the Club does with the money it raises is to sponsor activities for groups such as Northamptonshire Young Carers.

For the ten children who were able to take to the skies the other day, they have not only created some fabulous memories and had some relief from their daily responsibilities, but they have also had their confidence boosted and in one case, a life changing experience.

“The impact that such a day can have on a child is quite extraordinary and it is achievable through Rotarians giving their time to organise the event – but also because of the Pilots – Kevin, Chris and Bryan who not only gave up their time and provided their planes free of charge – but also showed the Young Carers how exciting and fun piloting can be. We must also not forget to thank Sywell Aerodrome for allowing us to use their facilities on the day.” Says Rotarian Roy Bricknell.