9th August - 11th August 2019
I was invited on a residential trip for 40 children and 9 adults to Alton Towers. This was my first time at Alton Towers. Before we left, I felt excited and kind of nervous for the rides.
We traveled there by a coach with our amazing driver who got us through tight spaces, so many times. It took us around 8 hours to get to where we were staying.
We stayed at Hamps Hall in Staffordshire. Activities we did here included: table tennis, foosball, x-box and two TVs with multiple couches and footstools.
I shared a room with 3 of my friends. We went to sleep quite late on the first night, then on the second night, we went to sleep at around 11.30pm. I was still able to function perfectly.
At Alton Towers, we were put in groups of braveness. I was in the middle group. My favourite rides were th13teen, nemesis and Galactica. On the rides, my friend and I didn’t let go of each other through fear (good fear). The longest time we had to wait for a ride was around 50 minutes.
On the way home, we stopped at a service station. Each of us got £5 to spend on food and drink. I was able to get something savoury, something sweet and a drink.
When we got home, I felt tired and as much as I enjoyed the trip, I liked being home. I liked being allowed to take my phone to keep in touch with my mum, it made me feel more relaxed when I was away.
Thank you YC Team!!
Come join us for our annual Christmas Extravaganza! There will be lots of fun and Christmas activities to take part in as well as meeting the big man himself... Santa!
Katie Marshall, Young Carers Coordinator has been awarded this year's PKAVS Employee of the Year 2019.
This summer we have been really busy delivering 12 day trips and 3 residentials supporting 263 young carers.