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Funding crucial emotional and practical support for young carers

Being a young carer can be emotionally difficult at times, whether it’s anxieties about schoolwork, worrying about a loved one or simply feeling overwhelmed.

Last year, we met Ore when she took part in The One Show’s Surprise Squad.

From a young age, Ore was the main carer for her mother, who passed away two years ago following many years of illness, and she now helps to look after her younger sister Ire who is 14 and has Sickle Cell Disorder.

Ore has been supported by Friends of Cymru Sickle Cell and Thalassemia, a BBC Children in Need funded charity which offers crucial emotional and practical support.

Watch below to find out why this support has been so important.

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