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Gordon and Labour colleagues pitch in for Young Carers project

Gordon has been pitching in on site with the BBC DIY SOS project, which is creating a new hub for young carers in Blackpool.SOS_3.jpg

Gordon, who shared caring responsibilities with his late father for his mother, was joined by councillors Luke Taylor, Debbie Coleman, Kim Critchley, Chris Ryan and Mark Smith on Saturday for shovelling, clearing rubble and other general labouring tasks at the Blenheim House building. This is currently being transformed by the BBC DIY SOS team, along with the help of hundreds of volunteers from across Blackpool.

He said: “I’ve been a longstanding supporter of the terrific work done by Blackpool Carers. I had only seen them the day before and their staff team are very excited about the move.

“It was good to be on site with my Labour colleagues and to be able to do some practical stuff. We even got to hand out some of the butties to the volunteers!”

Gordon added: “DIY SOS still need volunteers between now and Thursday. So I would urge people who can help out as volunteers to get down to the Newton Drive site, which I was told will be open from 8am every day. It’s a good opportunity to lend a hand to this great project.”

The project is all expected to be completed by this Thursday when the staff at Blackpool Carers will be shown the completed project.

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