Ten teenage carers from South Cumbria have had their holiday ruined by thieves.
It was supposed to be a fun break from lives dedicated to caring for their parents, brothers or sisters.
The 13 to 17-year olds had three days of bowling, trampolining, bungee jumping and shopping in Manchester.
On their last day, they packed their suitcases into the van and went skiing and snowboarding at an indoor snow dome.
They were about to return home when they realised their van had been broken into and 12 suitcases stolen.
"Everyone just sat there and cried"
They contained sentimental things like photos and gifts they had bought for their families.
Kayla Laisby is a carer for her mum, and her dad who has terminal cancer.
A special photo of her and her dad was stolen.
Now South Lakeland Carers is appealing for donations to replace what was taken.
Their appeal has already been met with donations.