MP Kit Malthouse has awarded £500 to Andover Young Carers, a charity providing vital support and respite to children and young people up to the age of 18 years in Andover.

The MP won a golden ticket on Thursday, November 2 during the Greenham Trust Charity Awards at the Corn Exchange in Newbury. 

The event, hosted by the Reverend Richard Coles and sponsored by Newbury Building Society, acknowledged the fantastic work of many local charities and individuals to help the local community.

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Mr Malthouse won the golden ticket and awarded the £500 to Andover Young Carers. 

He said: "As patron of this small charity, I know the job they do is so important in focussing on youngsters who are caring for a family member with an illness or disability.

"Young carers can often feel isolated and face a childhood with particular challenges, and it’s good to know that Andover Young Carers has their back, providing support and recognition in their day to day lives. Bravo to AYC; I know the money will be very well spent."