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Campaign launched to support young carers in North Yorkshire

A fundraising campaign has been launched to help secure support for Harrogate's children and young people who look after a parent or sibling with an illness or disability.

The Harrogate Young Carers Need You campaign, organised by local charity Carers' Resource, is raising funds so children - some as young as seven - can get support at times of crisis as well as a much-needed break to enjoy their childhood.

Harrogate Young Carers was set up more than 20 years ago and has helped more than 250 young carers in the Harrogate area, which includes Knaresborough, Ripon, Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge.

The campaign aims to raise £50K per year to fund support through one-to- one support, youth clubs and outings.