Foster carers, their children and staff from Cambridgeshire County Council took part in the Walk the Difference fundraising campaign in support of Sons and Daughters week.
Over 150 people showed their support by walking the 5-mile route covering a number of London’s bridges, with their friends and family. The event helped to raise funds for the Sons and Daughter of Foster Carers charity and generate funds for the Fostering Network.
In October Cambridgeshire’s Fostering service celebrated its annual event (Children Who Foster) and provided a funded activity day in recognition of the important contributions that children of foster carers make.
Foster carer Vicki Allen said: “We wanted to take part in the event not only to raise money but also to celebrate the Sons and Daughters of Foster Carers. I am extremely proud of Reuben, he shares his mummy and his home with babies we foster and he gives them as much love and care as I do. We are a team and had a great day together in our favourite city. Reuben said it was good exercise and was really excited, we are pleased to say that we raised £200.”
Sam Pett, the County Council’s team co-ordinator for fostering, added: “We had a really enjoyable day and took our time to enjoy the sights. I really felt passionate about the walk and it is my personal way of saying thank you to all of our children and young people.
“I am glad that I was able to raise money and also help promote and encourage more foster carers to come forward and support us.”
Foster carers provide a stable family support network for local children and young people when they are unable to live with their own family. If anyone can offer stability, security and the positive experience of a loving family then the fostering service wants to hear from you.