St Helens Council launches Foster Fest campaign

A CAMPAIGN will be launched to put funding in perspective.

St Helens Council is launching a week-long campaign to attract new recruits and celebrate the achievements of current carers caring for some of the borough’s most vulnerable children and young people.

At Foster Fest, taking place between January 23 and 28, a series of videos will be released on the council’s social media channels to promote the benefits of foster care, with first-hand accounts from the carers themselves – during Members of the council’s care team are not present and at various locations in the district including libraries, recreation centers and supermarkets for anyone wanting more information on how rewarding care is.

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Rounding out Foster Fest will be a celebratory event at Saints’ Totally Wicked Stadium to recognize the many fantastic foster parents who have served at St The Steve Prescott Bridge lit up orange all week.

St Helens Council for Children and Young People’s Cabinet Member Cllr Nova Charlton said: “As corporate parents the council is responsible for the care of 483 children and young people but with 194 foster parents in 120 households we need even more to meet this one Providing youth with the loving homes they deserve so they can fulfill their potential.

“We all saw the moving John Lewis advert over Christmas it really touched hearts and got people talking – so if you think you can help by sponsoring a child or young person I would heartily recommend you ask to get in touch with our funding team who will support you every step of the way.” St Helens Council launches Foster Fest campaign

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