The Big Christmas Cheer

Making caring easier this Christmas

What’s it all about?

Christmas can be a difficult time for everyone, especially if you are a family carer.  Eight out of 10 carers say that they feel lonely or isolated.  This can feel worse at Christmas.  This feeling doesn’t only affect elderly carers.  Family carers of all ages can feel the financial and practical pressures of the festive season, with young carers hit particularly hard, reporting that Christmas day is “tougher” or “sadder” than the rest of the year.

It isn’t something that most people understand unless you have been there yourself.    We know that a lot of people who are looking after someone don’t always think of themselves as a family carer.  If someone is caring for someone who couldn’t cope without their support, odds on that they are.

The Big Christmas Cheer is all about spreading the word.  We want family carers to recognise their vital role and, more importantly, be able to get the help that they need, when they need it.

Here at Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk we help family carers and their families by providing support, advice and guidance, as well as opportunities for respite from their caring role.

How can I help?

We need your help to bring Christmas cheer to more family carers this festive season.  Help us make a difference to carers in our region by:

  • Inviting us to speak to your community group
  • Volunteering to hold a fundraising event
  • Making a donation to our charity
  • Spread The Big Christmas Cheer by sharing on social media. Don’t forget to tag Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk!

The Big Christmas Cheer fundraising packs are available and are full of ideas to get you started.

I’m in!

Download your Big Christmas Cheer fundraising pack here.

Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate

Let us know that you’ll be spreading The Big Christmas Cheer by completing the form below.

Your Name (required)

Town/Village where you live

Your telephone number (required)

Your email address (required)

Your social media details so we can tag you

How do you plan to spread the cheer?

I consent to the charity holding my details and contacting me regarding fundraising opportunities. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us on 01480 499090 or email