One lucky group of carers from Greenford in West London were hitting the high notes whilst enjoying high tea with People's Postcode Lottery Ambassador Danyl Johnson yesterday.
Danyl joined the group of 40 unpaid carers for a singalong, to hear about the demands of their caring roles, and to gain valuable insight into the support they receive at their local Carers Trust Thames centre.
This year, Carers Trust received £400,000 from players to help the charity provide advice, financial support, and a much-needed break from their caring responsibilities at home with respite care.
And as part of this incredible partnership with People's Postcode Lottery, Danyl popped by for a cuppa to find out about the work of Carers Trust.
Danyl said, "One of the highlights of my job is meeting the charities that are supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery and I'm really grateful to Carers Trust for inviting me to this special event to perform. The charity works hard to help those who provide unpaid care to loved-ones and I'm really interested in hearing from people of all ages about the difference that Carers Trust has made to their lives."
Giles Meyer, CEO of Carers Trust, said, "Being a carer is one of the toughest jobs there is, so we are extremely grateful for the incredible support we have received from People's Postcode Lottery this year.
"This visit from Danyl Johnson really is the icing on the cake for the carers at their afternoon tea. It gives them a wonderful boost and much-needed break from the demands of their caring roles at home.
"The reality is that three in five of us will become carers at some point in our lives, and with seven million carers in the UK already, this funding plays a crucial part in helping us to provide the support carers so desperately need."