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Foster caring celebration

Posted onPosted on 18th Nov
Foster caring celebration

Over 30 young people aged eight to 18 years old whose parents foster enjoyed a fun-packed thank you from Nottinghamshire County Council last week.

They were treated to go-karting, the chance to scale a climbing wall and a drumming workshop among other activities.

Each of young people who came from right across the county also received a certificate and gift voucher from the Council’s Chairman along with a Council ‘promise card’ which was presented by equestrian Paralympian and European gold medallist Sophie Wells MBE (pictured).

Council Chairman Councillor Pauline Allan paid tribute to the group of youngsters who are some of the 182 sons and daughters who support their parents with fostering.
She said: “Today is about thanking you for your contribution, hard work and patience and introducing our ‘promise’ to you all.
“Whilst there are lots of positives about being a child who fosters, we also know that it sometimes must be very frustrating and sometimes very sad when children that you have come to love and see as part of the family move on.

“We’ve come together to celebrate you as a community and to recognise you all as important individuals in your own right. We hope you will continue to support your parents in the valuable work that you are involved in.”

The Council’s promise pledges to listen to, value, respect and celebrate the role of fostering sons and daughters.
Sophie also gave an inspirational talk about the challenges she has had to overcome to compete at world class level and how her disability was never seen as a reason not to take part in the activities and sports she set her mind on