Devon Carers Festival 2010

Before I started designing freelance full time, I used to work for Devon Carers Link. This organisation helps carers in Devon, providing them with information and opportunities. Last Friday saw the first ever Devon Carers Festival – held on Exeter Cathedral Green.

Not only was the setting gorgeous:

But the weather was fantastic too – bright sunshine, with just enough shade from the trees to keep it cool enough for wandering around!

The festival had many stalls geared towards helping carers – advice, groups, training opportunities and charities. Judy Spiers hosted the event, and the Mayor even put in a turn. “Best Foot Forward”, “Samba” and “Singing for the Brain” entertained throughout the afternoon, and a free lunch was supplied for carers.

Below is a selection of some of the best images I took on the day:

Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward – All That Jazz

Carers having lunch

Carers

Carers Stalls

The Festival in the shade

Samba Band

Singing for the Brain

It was a really inspiring day, meeting people who spend their lives looking after friends and family. The theme of this year’s Carers Week is “A Life of my Own” and I think it’s very easy to forget the sacrifices that carers have to make.

To see the rest of these images, please visit my Flickr page, or the Devon Carers Link Facebook Page for more information on carers and their caring role.


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One thought on “Devon Carers Festival 2010

  1. Bad Ass site thumbs up 😉

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