On Friday 13th June the Local MP Sir George Young and the Mayor of Test Valley Borough Council Jan Lovell formally opened a Pamper Day for carers at the Masonic Hall in East Street Andover. Councillor Iris Anderson showed her continuing support by attending and managed to get some pampering from one of the volunteer therapists.
The Pamper Day and buffet lunch was organised by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire for carers. This purpose of the event was to celebrate Carers week which highlights the vital contribution made by carers to their families and communities in providing unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled. The Pamper Day offered carers some respite from their caring role and an opportunity to be pampered by one of the seven therapists that offered their services on the day. Carers could choose from a variety of mini beauty treatments and participate in making cards.
Sir George paid tribute to the six million carers who between them, saved tax payers £120 billion a year. He added: ‘We are really lucky to have the Princess Royal Trust for Cares in Hampshire operating from Andover War Memorial Hospital’.
Kerry Hearsey, Chief Executive Officer of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire said, ‘ I am delighted that so many carers were able to attend our event today and would like to thank Sir George and the Mayor of Test Valley Jan Lovell for attending. Caring can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be very demanding , that’s why it’s always a pleasure and joy to give something back to carers as they give so much, day in and day out.’
The carers thoroughly enjoyed their day and a very big thank you to all the staff and volunteers for helping to make the day a happy one.’
For more information about the services the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire offer please call the Andover Office on: 01264 835246