Samaritans shoebox appealHere at Capstone we are always looking at ways to build brighter futures for our children and young people in the UK.

Our staff and carers are passionate about helping and caring so each year the South West team get involved with the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child project, which is commonly known as the Shoebox appeal.

Our staff and carers generously pack up boxes with fun gifts to send to children overseas, and spread the Capstone love that bit further.

The child’s shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and gives them an opportunity to experience of feeling special.

This year our CEO, Richard Compton-Burnett, has also kindly donated £100 to show recognition to staff and carers for their commitment in helping this worthy charity.

 


 We are delighted to tell you we have arranged a Costco membership for all foster carers and staff within the Capstone Foster Care Group.  This will give you significant benefits as a ‘Trade’ member.

Costco has 24 stores throughout England, 3 stores in Scotland and 1 in Wales.  All are open 7 days per week and sell almost everything you might wish to buy at significantly lower prices than offered in normal retail shops.  They regularly issue SAVINGS offer booklets at different periods throughout the year.  A further bonus… bigger savings!

Checkout www.costco.co.uk and be surprised by the range of what you can buy there.  You may be able to save several hundred pounds each year from your visits to Costco.

Here are foster carer friends Julian and Shauna making the most of their membership!



Last week a group of 55 staff, foster carers and children attended the Brokerswood Event Day.

Things were a bit muddy for us but we were lucky to have clear skies and some sunshine. Over the course of the day we were separated into 4 groups which rotated to take part in canoeing, tree climbing, archery and high ropes Tarzan trail. It was a joy to see how much a lot of our children have grown since last year and even better to see them overcome and accomplish some great outdoor challenges.
There was a great atmosphere and buzz throughout the day even after one group capsized their canoe. Thanks again for all that attended. 
 
L from Trowbirdge stated “We had a fantastic day doing things we wouldn’t normally try.”
 
C from Bath enjoyed the day and “was going on a bug hunt.”
 
“It was an excellent day and enjoyed by all I spent the day with” said P from Bristol 
 
“There was a lovely atmosphere there, and it was really good to spend some time with the children, and some relaxed time with friends!”– R from Somerset

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