Young Carers Stories

Fantastic award received by one of our beneficiaries

On Tuesday 6th March, at St George's Bristol, Alise was presented with the Tom Eveson Bursary Special Award 2017 in recognition of her great talents as a musician and the way in which she diligently combines her A Level studies, music practice for Grade 8 Piano and her role as a young carer.  The judges were so impressed with her drive and dedication that this award was created especially for her!  Alise has put her piano lessons "on ice" for now as she works to get the necessary grades to take up her place at Christ Church College, Oxford to study History and Politics.  Once these are in the bag, she will use the Award funds towards her piano tuition during her Gap Year.  Well done Alise!

I struggled initially to get to university

“I struggled initially to get to university…(My DM) ensured that I carried on with the path I had planned and ensured that I stayed determined to achieve what I could.”

The Trust saw a potential in me.

“(My DM) got tutors to help me in specific subjects and, without the help and support from him, I probably would not have got the grades I wanted. The Trust saw a potential in me.”