I STARTED to look after my mum when I was aged seven. She has a condition called fibromyalgia, as well as hearing and sight problems.
It means she forgets things and says the wrong words. I have to remind her to make sure the bath’s not running over and help her cook, to stop accidents happening.
I do more chores than my mates: changing beds, shopping, and hanging out washing. This means I don’t get to play out as much as I would like and I worry about mum. Sometimes I get frustrated, feel angry or sad, but I’m proud of what I do for my mum. We heard about Spurgeons Children’s Charity a few years ago. They help me have fun by taking me to activities where I can relax, let off steam and talk to other young carers. They also make sure we are okay by phoning or popping in.
They help make life easier! Spurgeons helps children like Archie. Visit www.spurgeons.org to find out more.