Organising fun things to do is really important to us. That’s why we organised a trip to Thorpe Park for foster carers and children we support. it was a great opportunity for carers and young people in foster care to meet up and have some fun at the theme park in Surrey. Just like fostering it was a great day, with lots of ups and downs!
We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for 76 foster carers and children to join us for the exciting day of thrills and spills. The most fearsome ride was Stealth, a mean twisting beast of a ride that catapults you from 0-80 miles per hour in under 2 seconds. Once locked into your seat there is no escape. Although only lasting 18 seconds, it is an adrenalin packed ride that will make you weak at the knees! Our very brave regional director, Marcella Denis took the Stealth challenge, and survived!
There were plenty of other fun things to do too. Lots of the children we support took a spin on the traditional fairground tea-pots or the dodgem cars, but others headed for more thrills and spills on one of the tallest water rides in Europe, the ‘Tidal Wave’.
Marcella Denis, Regional Director for Capstone Foster Care said; “We organise trips and activities for young people and foster carers throughout the year. It’s just a way of saying thank you to the foster carers we support, as they all do an exceptional job. Helping young people to experience fun activities is very rewarding for us too.”