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Amy Childs visits Bromley's young carers and hands out beauty tips

PUBLISHED: 15:52 12 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:15 12 June 2013

Amy Childs sat in on a confidential session for young careers to discuss their emotional issues. PICTURE: JONATHAN BUCKMASTER

Amy Childs sat in on a confidential session for young careers to discuss their emotional issues. PICTURE: JONATHAN BUCKMASTER

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Young carers were visited by Essex royalty yesterday as reality star Amy Childs joined a support session and pampering class in Orpington.

Amy Childs gave one lucky carer a face massage as she shared beauty tips. PICTURE: JONATHAN BUCKMASTERAmy Childs gave one lucky carer a face massage as she shared beauty tips. PICTURE: JONATHAN BUCKMASTER

Young carers were visited by Essex royalty yesterday as reality star Amy Childs joined a support session and pampering class in Orpington.

Visiting Carers Bromley, in Tregony Road, the red-head listened as youngsters talked through their issues in a confidential group session.

Visibly touched by the experiences of the carers, Amy’s beautician background then came in handy as she surprised even younger carers during a pampering class, offering skin care tips and even treating one girl to a face massage.

Finally, she shared her experiences from TOWIE and Celebrity Big Brother with the group and gave career advice over tea and cake.

Amy Childs gave insight into her life on TOWIE and Celebrity Big Brother. PICTURE: JONATHAN BUCKMASTERAmy Childs gave insight into her life on TOWIE and Celebrity Big Brother. PICTURE: JONATHAN BUCKMASTER

She said: “Hearing all these stories from young carers has made me so emotional, especially after learning how hard it is for all these fantastic kids to look after family members and grow up at the same time.

“Listening to these carers talking about looking after their mums and brothers and trying to make friends and still try to live a normal life made me realise how hard it must be. That really got to me.

“They were asking me loads of questions like ‘how do you launch your own business’ and I was telling them ‘put your mind to it, pay loads of attention, enjoy what you do and you can do it.’ Sometimes it helps to hear from someone a little bit different, like me, to make it possible.”

Young carer Matthew Hall, 18, looks after his brother and described Amy’s visit as “a fantastic experience” and “really heart-warming”.

He said: “It makes me, and carers across the borough, feel that our hard work is being noticed. I thought Amy was a lovely lady and she was very interested in what I had to say, it made me feel great.”

Amy visited Carers Bromley as part of her role as a Health Lottery ambassador. Carers Trust Bromley recently received a grant of £46,801 through the scheme.

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