IT’S a great Eastbourne charity – and now Care for the Carers has celebrated the wonderful contribution of its volunteers.

It staged its annual Volunteer Celebration Event at the Lansdowne Hotel.

The event celebrated and thanked volunteers in East Sussex who have undertaken roles with Care for the Carers over the last year, helping the organisation to support over 10,000 carers each year. 

Carers look after someone who couldn’t manage without their help. It could be a friend, family member or neighbour who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction could not cope without their support.

Care for the Carers Chief Executive Jennifer Twist said: “It was an important celebration of the phenomenal impact that our dedicated team of volunteers helps us to achieve.”

At the event, volunteers from various roles had the chance to meet, discuss their work and plan for the future. This year they were joined by volunteer counsellors, Carers’ Wellbeing Group hosts, Carers in Touch callers and volunteers helping at activities for young carers. 

If you would like to join the team and take on a rewarding role, please contact Care for the Carers by calling 01323 738 390 or visit the website