Capstone Foster Care News

Well done to ‘B’, who completed the Inflatable 5K at Westpoint, Exeter last weekend. B is looked after by foster carers Neil & Denise.


b5kchallengeB heard that the 5k Inflatable Obstacle Run was coming to Exeter! The course was going to be packed with some of the largest and most extreme inflatables that would let you flip, bounce & boing your way around an incredibly fun 5k course! B spoke to Neil who thought this was a fantastic idea so booked it straight away. Neil’s son Adam also wanted to join in the fun as he loves this kind of activity.

Neil said, “We are all still kids. Some of us are bigger than others but we all love the thrill of climbing over something without our parent’s consent, getting downright sweaty and being rewarded with something at the end of the day”.

B commented, “I used to think I wouldn’t be able to do anything like this and now look at what I can do”.

It was such humid and hot day but B, Neil and Adam smashed this challenge in just under an hour – great team work! B was laughing at Neil as he had to wait for Neil to catch him up at each station! B had such an amazing day and as a bonus the boys all got a medal and a T-shirt as a reward.

Capstone North and Classic Foster Care held our family fun day on Sunday 9th July at Robin Wood Activity Centre in Todmorden.  This annual event is always well attended and is a great opportunity for foster carers, the children they look after, as well as others involved in supporting them to all get together to have fun.

North summer day 1This year families from all our different offices came together for the family day and it was great for adult and children to get to know each other better.

It was a great day and all the children had a good time doing activities like Archery, Zip Wire, Giant Swing and the climbing wall.  Feedback from the children was positive and this will definitely be a venue we re-visit!

Team manager Pam says “It is fantastic that carers across the North were able to come together with young people, many of them meeting for the first time”

Education officer Gavin says “It was good to see young people challenging themselves to try new things like the zip wire and giant swing”.

At Capstone Foster Care we are always keen to support young teams to thrive and succeed. Our fostering team at Capstone North currently sponsor the under 10s team at Beacon Rangers Junior Football Club. The team play in the Huddersfield Junior Football League, and the club is based in Halifax.


The Under 10s team are a newly formed team, one of five teams at Beacon Rangers in 2016/2017. The club are going from strength to strength and for the 2017/2018 season have a total of 9 teams, plus a mini-kickers session for youngsters too young to play matches.


Beacon Rangers collecting medals, wearing their kit with pride

Nigel Freeman, Coach and Chairman of Beacon Rangers Junior Football Club, said:

“Capstone’s kind sponsorship enabled each player in the U10s team to have a brand new kit, bearing the Capstone logo, which the children wore with pride. Capstone would also have been pleased to see the manner in which the team played, embracing Beacon’s values of teamwork, sportsmanship and positive encouragement. The team have signed three more players (two girls and a boy) in preparation for the 2017/2018 season in the Huddersfield Junior Football League, which makes a current squad of ten players.”

Supervising Social Worker from Capstone, Lauren, went along to a presentation evening for the Under 10s team at Beacon Rangers to unveil the new kit. This is the second year Capstone have been sponsoring the Under 10s team .

Lauren Greenwood Capstone Foster Care Huddersfield

Lauren from Capstone’s team is presented with a signed shirt

Lauren said: “It was a pleasure to go along to the recent presentation evening, where the team presented me with a signed shirt from them all. We believe in doing our best to support young people and enabling the team to have a nice football kit is important to us. I had a great time meeting the coaches, parents and the players and it’s wonderful to see a local football club having a positive effect on the confidence and skill of young people in Halifax.”

The signed shirt will take pride of place in the local Capstone office at Capstone:

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