Here at Capstone, we are very community-driven and like to give back to our local communities where we can. We regularly make plans to fundraise, donate to foodbanks and even support with sponsorships and donations when requested.
Kay and Russell have been fostering with Capstone Foster Care for 3 years. The couple have a big family with three birth children, grandchildren and now their foster children. Kay has always worked in a school environment and after chatting with someone who Russell worked with andwho was also a foster carer with Capstone, they decided to get in touch and find out how they could help vulnerable children in their area.
Stuart (Kay and Russell’s son) is the manager and coach of local football team, Walsall Phoenix Avengers. Stuart has always been involved and a big supporter because his sons (Kay and Russell’s grandchildren) play for the team. However, he sees his role as significant as he is there to mentor the children and help them become better players as well as being a positive role model. Although, he is more than just a coach, he also aims to develop their skills and encourage them to interact and respect one another from an early age. All key skills they will need for life in general.
However, kitting out a football team can be a big expense and with the winter months closing in, there was a need for hats and outdoor jackets for the players to wear when waiting to play at the side of the pitch and during training sessions. After chatting to Louise, Stuart’s wife, Capstone were more than happy to sponsor the team and provide the Walsall Phoenix Academy under-7s with their new training gear for the winter.
It’s vitally important that children attend and get involved in local teams and activities because it supports them to develop social skills as well as develop potential. Capstone Foster Care believe in supporting all children, of all abilities and backgrounds, to develop brighter futures.