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The Avon Gorge Hotel in Bristol is incredibly proud to announce that they have been awarded a ‘Voscur’ for their commitment and support of their chosen charity, the Bristol & South Gloucestershire Young Carers. The Voscurs 2013 celebrate the great work done by the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the city of Bristol.

The Lord Mayor of Bristol Councillor Faruk Choudhury presented the hotel’s General Manager Guillaume Lesage with the award yesterday afternoon.  The ceremony was held at The Station, a venue that is run entirely on a voluntary basis by The Creative Network and provides space for young people to showcase their talents.
Keith Sinclair, CEO of Bristol & South Gloucestershire Young Carers, nominated the hotel for their continued support in the ‘Thanks For Supporting The Sector’ category.
General Manager Guillaume Lesage said: “We are absolutely thrilled to accept this award and are delighted to be in partnership with the Bristol Young Carers Association. We are exceedingly proud of the young carers and are only too happy to support them as the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis are hard to imagine let alone have to deal with. The help that the charity provides for the young carers allows them to relinquish their responsibilities, even for just a little while, and become children again.”
Bristol & South Gloucestershire Young Carers offer support to children and young people aged between 8 and 18 who provide substantial care for a family member who has a long term illness, is disabled, or misusing substances. They offer a variety of activities including information and advice on benefits or extra help, one to one support and most importantly time off for fun such as evening clubs, trips away and days out.
The Voscur charity acts on behalf of local organisations to help improve the quality of life for individuals within the community. Another key part of their work is facilitating partnerships between the public, private and voluntary sectors to create social impact, reduce public spending and increase social inclusion.
Other titles were awarded in the following categories: Longest Serving Volunteer, Community Venue of the Year, The Best Idea into Action Award and The ‘Thanks For Supporting The Sector’ Award. For more information about Voscur please visit www.voscur.org
For more information about Bristol & South Gloucestershire Young Carers please visit www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/young-carers