Young Carers Clay Pigeon Shoot 2016

After an extremely successful gymnastics party in April, on 2nd June the Beaconsfield Freemasonry in the Community Committee invited a group of young carers between the ages of 10 and 13 to Road Farm, Great Missenden to try their hand at Clay Pigeon Shooting under the watchful eye of Roger Hance, Roger number 2 and Clive.

The weather this year was very kind to us and all the children managed to enjoy the shooting and a B-B-Q cooked by Barry Sparks ably assisted by his wife Juliana and Frances the wife of Rob Knock. Tony & James Dyckes and Sean Boardman of Hall Barn Lodge, Graham Thorn of Penn and Tylers Green Lodge also assisted in organising the day, it was surprising how quick the food could be devoured, all present enjoyed themselves especially the cook.

Sarah Beavis, Senior Young Carers Support Worker said ‘’we had a lovely time as always, please pass on our thanks to everyone who helped out it was fantastic’’.

The Beaconsfield committee, led by Steve Matthews, plan to take a group of children from the charity Engine Shed which supports children on the autistic spectrum on 16th July to Holmer Green Model Railway and also another group from the same charity to Didcot Railway on 3rd September. on November 27th the annual Christmas lunch for adult carers will be held and on December 4th Young Carers between the ages of 6 and 11 will be invited to a Christmas party at Beaconsfield Masonic Centre

CarersBucks is a registered charity and part of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers Network; it supports unpaid family carers across Buckinghamshire offering information, support and advice. They currently support 7000 of the 43000 family carers in Buckinghamshire. Their web site is

The Engine Shed is a special interest group for children and young people with autism. The club enables young people on the autistic spectrum with an interest in trains to come together with their peers to observe, play, talk and enjoy their hobby in a welcoming, safe and relaxing environment – and where parents can have a chance to relax, and talk in a supportive atmosphere.