Weymouth Football Club is delighted to announce its support for our unpaid carers in Dorset by joining the Carers Card scheme.
The scheme is administered on behalf of Dorset Council, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group.
What is the Carers Card scheme?
The scheme launched during Carers Week in June 2016. It has approximately 8,000 unpaid carers currently signed up who are receiving their free cards. They currently receive discounts from over 400 unique businesses who have already chosen to support this successful initiative.
This initiative funded by Dorset Council, BCP Council, and the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group aims to:
- Support Carers to remain Safe and Healthy
- Recognise the contribution Carers make
- Support the development of Carer Friendly Communities
Ian White, Chairman of Weymouth FC Board commented, “Our unpaid Carers do an amazing job for friends and relatives and Weymouth FC wanted to be part of the recognition for what they do in our community – I appreciate what they do as I am an unpaid Carer myself.”
Pete Nash, Terras Supporters Club Chairman commented, “We fully endorse this brilliant initiative as well and thank all concerned for helping to bring it to fruition including Naomi Patterson from SEND as well as WFC Board of Directors.”
What will Weymouth FC be offering our registered Carers who hold the Carers Card?
We are pleased to offer the carers card scheme the following:
Match Day Tickets: select concession ticket when ordering
Purchased in advance online: £11 rather than (£16)
Purchased on the day from the ticket office: £13 rather than (£18)
Season Ticket: £225 rather than (£325)