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Young carers take time off to tee off

A group of eight Kirklees young people have been practicing their putting and perfecting their swing at Bradford Golf Club. The rookie golfers, aged 11 to 19, took to the fairway during two hour-long golf lessons at the club, allowing them valuable time off from their duties of caring for family members or simply time away from the home environment. The group was made up from members of the Kirklees Young Carers project and the Northorpe Hall mentoring service.

Sovereign Health Care donated the lessons to the two Kirklees charities. During the lessons, the young people were taught techniques to improve their swing and putting by the club’s head professional golfer Andrew Hall. Each of the young people has an interest in golf and although some had been to a driving range before, for most it was their first experience of a golf course.

Caroline Cundey of Sovereign Health Care explains: “These young people dedicate much of their own time to caring for others and overcoming difficult life challenges. It is a pleasure and a privilege that we can help in some way to give them time away from their normal environment to relax and have fun.”

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