Here’s an update from Social Worker Jo, about one of her real-life super hero foster carers:

I visited one of my carers on Friday to find out that he is an actual real life ‘SUPER HERO’. Well you can imagine my response to this? What on earth have you been doing? It was with great pride that he showed me a card expressing:

“GREAT THANKS for saving my life”.

The story goes, that whilst out shopping with his lovely wife he hears a call of distress;

“Help help please help me!”

Without hesitation he runs off to the nearby canal to be greeted by a woman who is in the canal unable to get out. Without thinking he grabs hold of her and pulls her out. She is lying on the floor totally distressed. He wraps his coat around her to keep her warm. She informs him that she had jumped in after a dog!

At Capstone we think that all of our carers are SUPER HERO’s OR HEROINE’S as you all do an absolutely fantastic job with some of society’s most vulnerable children. There is a super hero in all of us. Not one where you you have a cape and can fly. But one that is able to offer children and young people the care and stability that they so desperately need. You all have super powers that far surpass any fictional ‘super powers’ yours are real and have a real impact on the the children and young people that  you care for. We desperately need more people who care for and nurture our vulnerable children. Is there a hidden hero inside you? You don’t have to be like my carer, who will remain anonymous, we definitely don’t want you jumping into canals but you can make a significant difference. Many  many thanks to all our carers MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ALL!

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Capstone Foster Care was delighted to help a local junior football team by sponsoring their team’s kit ‘Beacon Rangers Junior Football Club’.

Beacon is Southowram’s local football club, which values teamwork, sportsmanship, and positive encouragement. The club has limited resources, and the donation made by Capstone will make a genuine difference for the players.

We have received a lovely letter re the kit sponsorship from Nigel Freeman, Chairman of the Beacon Rangers Junior Football Club;

“This is to formally thank Capstone Foster Care for the sponsorship of Beacon Rangers Junior Football Club for the 2016/2017 season .Thank you once again. Capstone’s sponsorship is genuinely helping children in the local area”

If you wish to follow and support this local team you can find them through their new website and Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/BeaconRangersJFC

http://www.beaconrangers.co.uk/sponsors/

Beacon Rangers Junior Football Club

 


 

As requested by the carers and the children, we had a change this year from our usual festivities and arranged a party for the children, greatly enjoyed by them all, plus the staff and carers! We had lots of activities – face painting, cake decorating, Christmas tree decoration making, placemat colouring, disco and karaoke plus a visit from Santa in his grotto! After all the fun, the children were re-energised with tasty pizzas. Many thanks to foster carers, Sharon and Steve for organising the hall and the DJ and to their daughter for doing the face painting. Also a massive thanks to Santa and to all the staff and their friends and family for helping and contributing to the success of the day– a great example of teamwork!

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