Capstone Foster Care News

On Tuesday 2nd October, our Dartford team in the South East attended a team volunteering day at Bexley Foodbank.

Sandy Birha, Team Manager, was able to arrange the day in partnership with Gillian Bates who is responsible for the overseeing of Bexley Foodbank. Sandy was keen to make a positive difference to more children and younger and their families.

Gillian told Sandy that the bank was never short of volunteers for the face to face service of providing the food parcels to individuals and families that attend the centres however, they did not have many volunteers who could help out by sorting out the food held in a storage unit.

The day was full of heavy lifting and sorting through donated food to arrange by date.

The whole team pulled together to work on the pasta, cereal and tinned meat that would help families between now and July 2019. Whilst having anything is appreciated it was noted that the food bank would be grateful for more long-life milk and juice.

 


On Sunday 30th September, our Children & Young People’s and Education Champion, Lisa Sandy took part in a sponsored walk to raise money for Diabetes UK. Here is what she has to say:

“My daughter and I headed to Battersea Park to begin the “London Bridges Challenge” to raise money for Diabetes UK.

So for three hours on a sunny autumn day, my daughter and I took in the sights of London, walking ten miles over twelve bridges, starting at Battersea Bridge and finishing at Tower Bridge, where we received our medals. We raised just under £200 for the charity that helps support people with diabetes, as well as researching treatments for sufferers.

We had a great time, met some amazing people who are suffering with diabetes and even bumped into an old friend on London Bridge, it’s a small world!” Lisa Sandy (Children & Young People’s and Education Champion)

On behalf of everyone at Capstone, we’d like to congratulate Lisa and her daughter for their amazing efforts to raise money for such a good cause.

 

 


Dear Tara,

I’ve been thinking of all the things I wanted to thank you for and thought I’d write it down so you can read them when have a minute.

Tara, thank you for everything you have taught me during the past few years. I have learnt so much from you. As my first foster child, I didn’t know what to expect and if I’m honest I was a little daunted by the thought of the experience, you know, with me being on my own and all. Would I be able to give you everything you need?

Over the time I spent as your foster carer, you have taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. You had a bad start but that didn’t stop me from wanting to make your future better. We’ve had our ups and downs, and sometimes it’s been tough. I learnt to be patient, and so did you. When things were difficult or frustrating, we would always figure it out together. I’ll never forget the memories we made or the trust you showed to me during those first few weeks of meeting each other. It’s because of you I now know I can cope with more than I ever thought I could, for that I truly am grateful.

Thank you for teaching me to believe in my own abilities and for inspiring me to continue my foster caring journey and share all you’ve taught me with other children who need support too.


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