Dozens of young carers could miss out on their one annual weekend away this summer as well as vital one-to-one support, as a charity is running desperately short of funds. Ironically, at the same time, Cambridgeshire County Council is spending money on training social workers to spot young carers and refer them to the project. What's going on? ANGELA SINGER finds out more. OFFICIALLY, there are 280 young carers in Huntingdonshire. However, there could easily be more than this: more children who dedicate large amounts of their time to looking after a parent or sibling. More youngsters who have difficulties finding time to get to school, let alone have any fun or join in the activities other children do. More young people who help save the state money because of the free care they provide out of love. Now these children are this summer also facing losing one of their vital avenues of support. West Anglia Crossroads, a charity that helps young carers, says it will close in June, ahead of the summer holidays, because of a lack of funds. The summer is usually its busiest time, but already the lack of money has meant one-to-one support for child carers has been axed, and trips away and activities for the summer have been cancelled. The scheme has been the victim of its own success, says the manager of the Young Carer's Project, Lucy Francklin.