With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve teamed up with the fantastic team at Behind The Magic Door to bring you an exclusive discount of 40% off their gorgeous personalised children’s books!

These books make the ideal gift for any special little ones and are a great bedtime story for kids ages 0-8. Every story is different and unique to each child, so B-E-N would have a different story to T-H-O-M-A-S, and K-A-T-I-E would be different to S-O-P-H-I-E.

Rather than simply inserting your child’s name into a template, Behind The Magic Door let you create your own characters and build an adventure based on their name, e.g. SHELLY would have a story based around a Snake, Hyena, Elephant, Lion, Llama and a Yeti.

These books normally cost £19.99 each and come with FREE delivery worldwide, but as a special gift to our foster carers and Capstone family, we are offering 40% off! Simply enter code foster40 into the Discount Code box during online checkout to receive your Capstone exclusive deal.


Join your local Capstone team for coffee and cakes in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research on Friday 30th September 2016.

Capstone teams across England will be hosting a coffee morning, inviting carers, members of the public, and anyone interested in finding out more about Capstone.

We will provide the cakes, coffee, tea and other refreshments; all you need to do is turn up and join us.

Having a coffee and a cuppa is the perfect way to catch up with other carers, or for anyone interested in fostering to pop into meet our team.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised £25 million and this year they are aiming to raise even more.

The Capstone teams below will be hosting a local coffee morning in the following locations. Click on each area to find out more about the local office.

Dartford

Birmingham

Kingsteignton

Oldham

Capstone CEO, Richard Compton-Burnett, getting involved in a Macmillan Coffee Morning in Oldham in 2015.

Capstone CEO, Richard Compton-Burnett, getting involved in a Macmillan Coffee Morning in Oldham in 2015.


Our Leicester based fostering team invited hundreds of disadvantaged children across the Midlands to enjoy a pantomime performance of Beauty and the Beast in Wigston in January.

Capstone Foster Care in Leicester sponsored the show performed by SWM Theatre Company and arranged an exclusive opening night performance for looked after and vulnerable children to attend free of charge.

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Members of the production and cast on the left, with Capstone CEO and staff on the right

Mel Draper, who directed the pantomime, is a foster carer, supported by Capstone and has been working since last summer to get the production ready. A young person she fosters is also starring in the pantomime. Mel said:

“I was thrilled when my fostering organisation volunteered to sponsor the show. A youngster we support has taken part this year and has really enjoyed the experience of channeling his energy into rehearsals and performances. All I wanted to do was make a difference for him. It was an amazing opportunity to put a night on for other children in Leicester and make a difference for them too”.

Children and foster carers from Capstone’s midlands region, and young people supported by Leicestershire County Council, Jay Fostering, Memphys and Horizon Care too were invited to the performance.

Dave Needle, Senior Practitioner at Capstone Foster Care said:

“It was a pleasure to sponsor the production. It was a fantastic opportunity to bring together the fostering community of Leicestershire. Our goal was to give something back, for the kids to enjoy, together”.

The show is running for the public from 14th – 16th January at Wigston College Theatre and tickets are £9 each or £29.50 for a family of 4.

Capstone Foster Care is an independent fostering agency with an office based at the Beaumont Enterprise Centre in Leicester. Capstone’s team in the Midlands supports over 100 fostering families, for more information about fostering please call 0116 373 7277.

SWM Theatre Company normally produce two shows each year, a musical in the summer and a pantomime around Christmas time. They perform at Wigston College, previously known as Guthlaxton College, in South Wigston. For tickets please call 0116 299 3256.

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The cast of the show with birth children, Freya and Rain White


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