Foster Carers And Families Have Fun Day

Celebrating the role the carers play in the lives of children

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Foster carers and their families enjoyed the sunshine on Saturday for the annual Foster Carers Fun Day.

The event saw more than 130 people enjoying a fun-packed day celebrating the role foster carers play in the lives of local looked after children.

Deputy-Mayor Corinna Smart has fun

Families took advantage of the sunny weather to enjoy a range of activities such as face painting, cake decorating, an inflatable slide, sports activities, drumming sessions, hand massage, arts and crafts, and a children’s entertainer.

The fire service again showed their support of the event by sending a fire engine and crew from Heston Fire Station.

Cllr Lily Bath, cabinet member for children and families, said: “It was wonderful to see so many of our fostering families enjoying themselves together on a lovely summer day.

“It’s important we make sure we show our carers how much we appreciate their work, and if we can all have fun at the same time it’s even better!”

Sophie Stevenson and Dotty Spotty Sox.

Hounslow has more than 330 looked after children and young people, and always need to recruit more foster carers.

Advice and support for carers is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and a generous fortnightly allowance of up to £816 is paid to meet the needs of each child placed with a carer.

To find out more about fostering, call 0800 731 8558 or visit


July 18, 2013