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Teenage carer from Lewes is on a fundraising mission
10:40am Sunday 11th August 2013 in News
A young carer has raised more than £1,000 for charity – and he wants to raise more money again this year.
Alex Grant, 16, from Lewes, is planning to raise more money for the charity Care for the Carers in November.
He said: “It feels great to know that I’ve helped others in need. It brings a warm relaxing feeling. ”
Alex started raising money for Care for the Carers and Children in need a few months are he joined Care for the Carers.
So far Alex has strapped himself to a lamp post with his brother to raise more than £300. He has also put on a whole rock concert by himself and performed in it to raise nearly £500.
Last year he did a 60 mile bike ride and made a documentary on it which raised nearly £200.
Alex also had the opportunity to perform two acoustic songs live at BBC’s Live Outdoor Broadcasting Session for Children in Need at Glyndebourne last November.
This year he plans on going busking in town and cycle 200 laps of Brighton seafront – a challenging task which he would have to train for and really work towards. The ambitious teenager would also like to do a cycle ride from here to Paris depending on weather conditions.
Alex cared for his mum for approximately four years when he started secondary school aged 11.
He said it was really affected his school life as he was bullied quite a bit and had to move schools.
“It was hard having to deal with that and then coming home and having to put a smile onmyface formymumand care and support her nomatter if I was up for it or not,” he said.
“She was the priority and still is.
Even though she was in pain she supported me majorly and made us a lot closer.”
Care for the Carers is a charity that supports unpaid carers from eightyears- old and up, with the young carers team supporting Carers aged from eight to 19-years-old.
To donate to Alex email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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