The CARE badge Community Interest Company has awarded thousands of pounds to four charities chosen by carers across the UK.
The four awards of £2,500, which have come from profits from the sale of 90,000 CARE badges, are the first to be issued by the CIC since the initiative’s launch in June.
The CARE badge CIC was formed by everyLIFE Technologies and Care England and, latterly, the National Care Forum, with the purpose of providing the badge to those engaged in and supporting the care sector, and giving them a means to express their solidarity.
All profits from the sale of CARE badges are given to care-related charities chosen by care workers and carers and overseen by a CARE badge CIC charity committee.
The first group of successful winners were: Thurrock Carer Services, Thurrock, Essex; Cùram Resource Club, Tiree, Scotland; Sage House Dementia Support, Chichester, West Sussex; and The Care Workers Charity.
CARE badge Board members Martin Green, Robin Batchelor and Liz Jones, said in a joint statement: “The crucial role played by both paid and unpaid carers is often taken for granted due to a lack of awareness and appreciation. As such, it is great to see so many CARE badges now in the community and to be able to financially assist these four well deserving, grass-root charities as a direct result.
“Thank you to our CARE badge Charity Committee volunteers, Sam, Victoria and Shauna for assessing the nominees. Together we look forward to supporting further care-related causes in the future and encourage carers to continue to send us their nominations.”