Poole Lifeguard 2015 Sponsored Swim Charity.

John HowesAs many of you know every year Poole Lifeguard choose a charity to raise money for. This year after the sad loss of our club president John Howes MBE, we made the decision to dedicate this years swim to a charity which John was a great supporter of.

This years swim will take place on Thursday 26th November 2015.



MyTime-SocialLogoMyTime registered Charity aim to empower Young Carers between the ages of 11 and 19. Our respite programs are designed to improve their mental and physical wellbeing by providing time and adventure in the Purbecks, along the Jurassic Coastline.

For over 35 years we have been working to balance the lives of young people by providing respite breaks at our residential facility in the beautiful rural Purbeck surroundings.

We want to make a difference and give more Young Carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provide a caring environment where young people at risk can feel happier and can grow in confidence.

By giving them a break from full time caring responsibilities  we  help  them  to  find  time  to  make better  choices, feel  loved  and  of  value  in  our society.

What we do?

We help children like Tye who feels frustrated at times as he would like to socialize like the rest of his friends. He struggles to get space at home to do his homework. He feels he could put more effort into his school work if he had more time to do so.

*There are 250,000 Young Carers currently registered in the UK.

*230 registered in the New Forest alone.

*Young Carers are more likely than the national average to not be in education, employment or training between the ages of 16 and 19.

*Source Census 2011/13, Office for National Statistics.

How we help?

Their journey with us begins with a break at our Centre in Worth Matravers, located in the beautiful Purbecks, along the Jurassic coastline. The Centre can accommodate up to 24 children aged between 11-19 at any one time and provides a desperately needed break for these young people. Activities such as going to the beach, or just playing freely in the fresh air without the need to worry are often experienced for the first time. With gentle guidance and direction we allow time and freedom to be creative , as well as encouraging team building with their peers and develop a balance of essential life and employability skills like numeracy and literacy that will support them throughout life. We can also offer a framework of additional sustainability and support after the program, working with our charity partners on bespoke training courses.