A CHARITY which supports unpaid carers across the district is backing a week-long celebration.

Carers’ Resource is staging various activities to mark national Carers Week.

And it is asking people to raise a glass of their favourite tipple in honour of unpaid carers at noon on Monday, June 8, to launch the initiative.

Other planned activities ­– being held virtually – during the week include workshops, ‘chairobics’, bingo, crafts and coffee and chat sessions.

Carers’ Resource chief executive, Chris Whiley, said: “We want more than ever to celebrate carers and highlight how they’re playing a crucial part in the lives of their loved ones and also in wider society.

“We would like to encourage all carers to have a go at online Carers Week activities, but if that is impossible for some they can let us know and we will give them a call for a chat.

“Another opportunity to be united, while separate, is to join us on our sponsored walk. This year is our 25th anniversary and an event staff had planned for supporters to walk 25 kilometres between our offices has been cancelled. We are instead asking people to be sponsored to walk 25k in their exercise time during Carers Week.

“Anyone who wants to get involved doesn’t have to do it all at once, and they don’t have to do the full 25k – just do something around the numbers two and five.”

For details of all activities, visit carersresource.org/carers-week.

Carers’ Resource – which has been providing support throughout lockdown – can be contacted via carersresource.org/contact or by calling 01274 449660, 01423 500555 or 01756 700888.