Over the course of 3 days at the end of July, we participated in the largest show of its kind. The New Forest Show is held at the New Park Show Ground in Brockenhurst, in the New Forest every year. The show consists of hundreds of different activities for the family and a huge variety of stall holders alike. There was family fun, including the forest fun factory, shoe farm – whereby local farmers and handlers compete for the best sheep or pig. There was also tractor tug of wars, world record attempts at welly throwing and dog trainers showing off their skills. In fact far to many events to mention here!
We thought this would be an ideal venue to speak to a wide variety of people about fostering and to promote Capstone as the best agency to be able to achieve this. Over the course of the 3 days we spoke to dozens of people about fostering and lots of people had very positive things to discuss with us, and it was lovely to meet so many people. We had lots of questions from lots of different people and there were several questions along the same theme which was – am I too old or I’m too young to foster. Well we set the record straight and said that as long as you have the energy and enthusiasm then age isn’t a barrier!
We gave out lots of leaflets, flyers and marketing products such as pens and trolley tokens, to ensure we spread the word about Capstone fostering and hope that this pays benefits in the months to come. We took several names of people who wanted a follow up phone call so hopefully these people may go on to support children in need of a fostering family.