FosterCare UK Updates

Here at FosterCare UK, helping out in our local communities is very important to us. This year, we decided to help local food banks by taking part in the ’12 Tins of Christmas’ for the Family Food Bank in Ashford, Kent and encouraged our carers and staff to get involved.

Christmas isn’t enjoyable for everyone and many families struggle to make ends meet with the added expense of winter fuel bills and Christmas presents. Food banks, like this one, play a vital role in helping the most vulnerable eat well when they find themselves in times of hardship and we were more than happy to contribute.

The idea of the ’12 tins of Christmas’ is to encourage people to donate items that are important to making up food boxes but aren’t donated in large quantities. Items such as: curry, chilli, chicken in sauce, meatballs, stew, pasta, tuna/ fish, potatoes, peas/carrots, sweetcorn, custard/rice pudding and even fruit

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our carers and staff who donated this year and helped make Christmas achievable for families across the region.

 

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On Wednesday 2nd October 2019, our fabulous staff participated in an event called ‘Bake for Babies’. This is an event created by the Lullaby Trust who are trying to reduce the number of SIDS deaths and support bereaved families. They offer advice on safer sleeping for babies and do lots of research into sudden death of babies and young children so we felt this was a cause which really needed our support.

We had a mini bake sale and raised £10.61 for the cause.

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During this half term week, we held a youth participation day for all of the London carers and young people. We all attended a local trampoline park which was so much fun for everyone! After building up an appetite we all sat down and had pizza! It was such a fantastic day and all the children, carers and staff who had a lovely time together.

We’re not sure if the children or Hannah had more fun!

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