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Rotary clubs join forces to support local young carers

Rotary clubs join forces to support local young carers

It was a case of life on the ocean wave for a group of young Scottish carers who were able to spend five days sailing thanks to the help of Rotary clubs in the region.

Freshly-made pizza, a game of king of the jungle, and the ‘Great Boat Bake Off’ were just some of the highlights for ten young carers from Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Young Carers Project after spending a week on board with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.

The trip was supported by local Rotary clubs who joined together to enable deserving young people from their communities to have the adventure of a lifetime.

The group spent five day sailing aboard the 72ft yacht ‘Alba Explorer’ and the Rotary clubs which helped make this trip possible recently visited the boat themselves to find what the young people got up to.

Coming together to support the voyage were four Rotary Clubs from the region where the young carers live in Alloa, Falkirk, Grangemouth, and Larbert.

rotary members and ocean youth trust scotland sailing carers

Volunteers set sail for fun and laughter

By joining forces, they allowed the young crew to take a break from their caring responsibilities and learn new skills, make new friends, and have lots of fun and laughter along the way.

Although Rotary Alloa is located in a different Rotary district to the Falkirk, Grangemouth and Larbert clubs, this was no barrier to the clubs working together as, between them, they sponsored all ten young carers who sailed on the Alba Explorer.


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