santa6-300x200It was a very busy Christmas time for our Capstone team in the North. There were lots of activities planned for staff, carers and children, including bowling and a trip to the pantomime to see Aladdin – oh yes we did!

Christmas isn’t complete until the children meet Santa. The Capstone group did this by meeting Santa in his grotto on the Santa Express Train, usually known as theKirklees Light Railway. Santa’s elves gathered everyone in the carriages, and as the children wrote letters for Santa, the adults were treated to mince pies! It was a great day and Yvette Schmet, Regional Director, said:

“It’s a really magical moment to witness children meet Santa, and it was nothing other than a really special day. Thank you to the carers and staff who came along to all our events at Capstone this Christmas. It’s amazing to support young people and children to have a Christmas they deserve.”

What our carers had to say

“Watching children meet Santa is fantastic and taking our two foster children on this trip was one of the most exciting things that we had planned. Thanks Capstone for supporting us to take these children to meet Santa it was a fab day for us all”.

Kerry and Mark, Leeds Foster Carers


Capstone-HouseWe know it’s important to meet your local fostering team face to face, so that any questions you have can be answered. That’s why we are getting out and about in local supermarkets in Barnsley and Doncaster. Come and meet us on the day to find out if you could foster.

Barnsley, Tesco, Wombwell, S70 3NS

  • Tuesday 14th October
  • Thursday 15th October
  • Tuesday 21st October
  • Wednesday 22nd October
  • Tuesday 28th October
  • Wednesday 29th October

Doncaster, Tesco, Woodfield Plantation

  • Friday 31st October
  • Monday 3rd November
  • Friday 7th November
  • Monday 10 November
  • Friday 14th November
  • Monday 17th November


mCapstone Foster Care is proud to sponsor local children’s rugby team, Mayfield Mustangs.

Mayfield spokesman Ian Kershaw said: “We can’t thank Capstone enough for their assistance. Buying a kit is probably the single most expensive outlay a team needs and when you consider we have nine youth teams here at Mayfield you begin to see how important it is to us that we have the involvement of sponsors of the calibre of Capstone.

Rochdale Mayfield Mustangs under 7?s is the Rugby League team in Rochdale for all year 3 school pupils. With an emphasis on fun and enjoyment, they learn Rugby League skills each Saturday morning at Mayfield Rugby Club between 11am and 12 noon. Testing themselves against other teams in the North West Counties League, each Sunday morning during the ‘summer’ months – March to October.

All school year 3 pupils are welcome.

Contact the coach, Simon Howe, on 07920865106 for further details.


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