Mathew Timms is owner of Timms Wealth Management based in Witney. Mathew is a highly experienced Financial Adviser who has helped others make the most of their monies and realise their financial goals.
Mathew has helped Be Free YC with our recent laptops for young carers campaign and supplied a large number of laptops to our young carers. He wants to continue his philanthropy by continuing to support our young carers, giving back to those that need our help.
This year Mathew will be sponsoring our young carers annual beach trip and trip to a theme park. We know how much this means to our young carers,
Thank you Mathew for your wonderful support.
Holly is a French and Linguistics student at Oxford University, and was a young carer growing up. She is currently working with the university to improve both inreach and outreach provision for young carers and young adult carers. She also volunteers for young carers charities and organisations, and has worked with Carers Trust and the Young Carers Alliance on a few projects surrounding the identification of young carers in further and higher education. She is passionate about celebrating young carers and advocating for their rights, and is so excited to be an ambassador for BFYC. Holly hopes to play her part in raising awareness of young carers, an often invisible group within education settings and wider society. She also hopes to remind young carers that they should not be put off from following their dreams, and that young carers are always deserving of support.
Rebecca Reed is the founder of ‘Siendo’, based in Oxfordshire. Rebecca specialises in mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, delivering services such as Mental Health First Aid training, workplace mindfulness sessions and wellbeing workshops to organisations of all shapes and sizes. Her client portfolio ranges from companies such as Nike, Converse and Barbour to The Big Issue, University of Oxford and the NHS.
Rebecca’s journey with Be Free YC began as a Befriender back in 2019, where she experienced firsthand the tremendous value and impact of their services. After having her little boy, Rebecca transitioned to supporting the team with pro-bono MHFA training, and most recently, shaving her hair off to raise funds for Be Free YC.
Looking ahead, Rebecca is dedicated to providing as much support as possible, which is why she has chosen Be Free YC as one of her charities of the year. In addition to continuing to offer pro-bono training and donating 2% of her sales, she will be running a charity fundraising webinar on 12 October 2023, on “Supporting the Mental Health of our Young People”.
Get in touch and come along to the webinar and join us in raising money to better support our incredible young carers.
Emma is a fully qualified yoga & mindfulness teacher, who runs our Mindful Movements sessions for our young carers in schools.
Having a difficult childhood, suffering early loss and un-diagnosed depression and anxiety, Emma found herself buying self-help books, and eventually received counselling as a teenager. Losing her adopted Dad at age 6, her and her younger brother would have been identified as young carers, but sadly no organisations such as Be Free Young Carers.
After training with Yogakidz in 2017, Emma offers yoga and mindfulness to children and their families, including our young carers enabling them to find fun and effective ways to help to start exploring their inner world, both with their bodies and their minds. Encouraging strength, both mentally and physically, empowering the children, and parents, to become more confident and realise their innate sense of self-esteem.
In memory of Hasnath Miah
Hasnath was the local Didcot legend and one of our amazing Charity Ambassadors. From 2020 to 2022, Hasnath offered free takeaway meals to our young carers to support them through the pandemic as well as our local community from his Didcot restaurant, Indian Dream.
He will forever be remembered by us at Be Free YC, for helping our young carers when they needed it the most.