Capstone North hosted a Macmillan Coffee morning for staff and carers across the region to enjoy together.

Treats on the day included homemade Rocky road, brownies, muffins, cheesecake, biscuits and much more, including a cake that looked like a tea pot!

Macmillan coffee morning 2015

It was a fab opportunity for our team of staff and carers to show off their baking skills. This extended to Capstone Foster Care’s CEO, Richard, who also got involved with the bake-off as he attempted to whip the cream for the homemade scones.

With a little help from his team, the cream was ready in a matter of minutes. As you can tell by the video below, the team had a lot of fun, and they are looking forward to their next event, where carers and staff can come together.

 

Foster carer Mel, was the lucky winner of the cake that was baked in the shape of a teapot. This was donated by the daughter of one of our teaching staff, and made a fabulous centrepiece on the day!

Mel Day with cake and Richard


Our HEAD, HEART, HANDS summer activity programme finished with a great day out for 25 children and young people and their carers at Brean Leisure Park.  There were lot’s of fun rides to go on and many to test our courage . Our amazingly brave youngsters were going up in the air, diving from great heights into water and darting around the roller coaster. The park was just the right size for children and young people to shoot off with each other, building their confidence as a group and making new friends. At the same time the youngsters had the closeness to their carer for reassurance.  The day was a wonderful opportunity also for the carers to catch up with each other and feel part of a bigger community with lots of support, learning from each other and giving each other encouragement.

 

Brean Park Fun Day

 


Members of our midlands fostering team including one of our foster carers did the Colour Run in Birmingham to raise money for charity.

Jacci, Hayley, Alison and foster carer Dave ran the 5k at the NEC, raising hundreds of pounds for various charities including the NSPCC and Peter Pan Nursery in Stoke-on-Trent which provides specialist care and support for children with special needs.

Despite her recent spinal surgery, Jacci, Head of Quality Assurance, managed to complete the race thanks to her training regime where she had to ‘learn’ how to run again.

Jacci said: “Neuropathy in my legs and feet means that I have to work hard and concentrate on lifting my feet properly. This was a goal for me”.

Alison, who supports foster carers from Stoke and across Staffordshire dressed up as Tinker Bell to run the face, which added to the fun! Running and training for the race has since inspired Alison to take up running and join a running club.

Hayley said; “I was really nervous about running the race, I had been meaning to train for the past 4 months but only went jogging once! Despite this the team were really supportive and the race was really relaxed.”

They all had loads of fun running the race and are hoping to do it again next year as it is a great way to get fit and a fantastic family challenge. If anyone wants to join in next time, please contact us on 0800 012 4004.

 

Capstone team at the Colour Run

Hayley, Jacci and Alison, ready to run the race


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