A FUNDRAISING drive has been launched for a Christmas party extravaganza for more than 600 young carers living in Dorset.

MYTIME Young Carers hopes to host Operation Christmas mission - a virtual festive party and deliver goody bags, including Christmas jumpers and presents, to every child invited.

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The charity raises funds to help young carer is a child or young person responsible for looking after a family member, often at great personal cost.

A spokeswoman from the charity, said: "We want to make sure all the young carers in Dorset get to enjoy themselves over the holidays and receive the recognition they deserve for what they do."

In order to host the charity is hoping to raise £5,000 to go towards funding the event between December 6 and 10.

To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/campaign/operation-christmas