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Thank you to everyone who supported our Carers Rights Day collections

20 November 2015

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped at our collections on Carers Rights Day.


Trish 3 for webTrish volunteered to help out at London Bridge station. Trish cared for her husband until 2011 when he passed away, and is a keen poet. She wrote the following poem about the collection: 

Please don’t think that this collector’s 
simply being slack
I used to be a carer
Even with my dodgy back.
I’m using my old trolley as
I’m hoping I will find
That I get a lot of lolly
Where the public will be kind.
The trolley stops me bending
And the bucket rests on top
But I’ll also hold for passers by
Within their coins to drop.
From small change to the folding stuff whatever you can spare
Remember you may get it back
When one day YOU need care!
By Trish Dainton

The collections were a great opportunity to raise awareness of caring and to talk to people who are caring about some of the support available.

Thank you to everyone who supported the collections, including the young boy who donated his pocket money to help us make sure no one has to care alone.


  • If you'd like to collect for Carers UK in your own home or community, click here to order a collection box.
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