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Share your story to win a respite holiday

Revitalise Holidays is inviting carers and their offering the chance to win a seven-day respite break as part of its #CareForCarers campaign

BRPhoto_Revitalise_Netley2015-133.jpgRevitalise wants to thank all home carers for their dedication and endurance and is calling on them to come forward and tell their lockdown and beyond stories.

The Revitalise 500 Competition wants to hear all about the highs and lows of 2020 – just write up your experiences in no more than 500 words, making it as descriptive as you can. The piece can take the form of either a story or a poem.

The winning entry will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges, including BBC Radio 2 DJ, Mark Radcliffe, actress and presenter Samantha Renke, Endeavour actress, Carol Royle and Paralympic Gold Medalist, David Smith MBE. Second and third place entries will be awarded £250 and £150 Revitalise vouchers respectively, these can be put towards your next holiday or spent at the centres.

Step 1

Choose your preferred format
1. A Short Story of up to 500 words or
2. Poem of between 250 and 500 words

Step 2

Create a masterpiece that tells your story of lockdown and beyond.

Step 3

Email your entry to 500@revitalise.org.uk Revitalise will accept a spoken word recording from those with different abilities. Or post it to 212 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH.

Submit your entry before midnight on Friday 6 November. Don’t forget to include your full name and address, your email or contact number and the names of those in your family you would like to mention. Also include a photo of you so they can put a face to the name.

Revitalise Holidays is the UK’s largest specialist provider of respite holidays with care and activities for families that have a seriously ill or disabled loved one. We cater for over 150 conditions including Alzheimers, Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Cerebral Palsy and Paraplegia.

Visit www.revitalise.org.uk