Katherine-at-Christmas--207x300It was a cold start to a lovely day as children and staff from the Bristol office piled onto the coach destined for the City. London was, unsurprisingly, crowded with tourists and Christmas shoppers looking for that special present.

Chatting at the rear of the coach, we established the various plans for the day. A couple of die-hard shoppers were off to Oxford street, whilst others walked along the river to climb onboard the HMS Belfast. A carer and her foster daughter took off for London Zoo and amazingly squeezed in a visit to ‘Ripley’s Believe it or Not!’ discovering shrunken heads and cosmic mysteries! Many of us found a tasty bite for lunch or an early tea in one of the thousands of eateries. Some brave souls risked the ‘London Bridge Experience’ whilst others took in the sounds, sights, smells, and tastes of the Christmas and food markets, and street entertainment on the walkway of the South Bank.

Despite tales of a friend turning up late and food following the same pattern – a great time was had by one and all! The journey back was graced by a challenging quiz – courtesy of Nicky’s sourcing and Mick’s comparing skills with the winners – Michelle and her daughter Emily – gaining a box of chocolates to add to their Christmas indulgences!

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Unknown-5On the following dates we will be at Sainsburys supermarket on Hillbarton Road.

  • Wednesday 19th November
  • Thursday 20th November
  • Wednesday 26th November
  • Thursday 27th November

This will be a great opportunity to meet our team to discuss fostering. We look forward to meeting you there!

Alternatively, if you can’t meet us on the day you can call our local team in Devon on 01626 323 840 and find out if you could foster.

If you’d like more information before you get in touch, why not have a look at our FAQs.


Capstone-HouseWe know that for some people it’s really important that you have a face to face conversation about fostering. That’s why we do our best to get to different venues and events so we can give out good advice about fostering. In November we will be at the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke, to give advice about fostering to anyone who is interested. Meet us on the days below to find out more:

Tuesday 18th November

Thursday 20th November

Tuesday 25th November

Thursday 27th November

We look forward to meeting you on the day, but if you can’t get to us then, please call us on 0800 012 4004 and we’ll talk you through the process. If you like we can also arrange an informal chat with you another time, over a cup of tea!


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