During 2012, the Saga Respite for Carers Trust has sent over 80 unpaid carers, together with a companion, on a well-deserved break away from their caring role. These breaks have allowed carers a chance to rest and re charge their batteries ready for the caring road which stretches ahead of them.
Each year the Trust sends away as many unpaid carers as possible. Saga Group covers all the UK overheads and administrative costs but the charity is still financially limited to the number of carers it can send away on a break.
The Trust covers the cost of professional substitute care for beneficiaries loved ones while they are away. This cost can sometimes run into thousands of pounds. (can be as high as £2500 a week)
This year we have received over 950 nominations for a respite award prompting us to launch our first Christmas appeal. We hope our appeal will raise enough money to help towards the cost of substitute care. This will enable us to send even more carers away for a much needed rest.
You can help support the work of the Saga Respite for Carers Trust by making a donation today. All donations are gratefully received no matter how small, every single penny helps.