On the 2nd March, our South East celebrated National Old Stuff Day by opening our offices to our foster carers and staff to drop off old and unwanted clothes and shoes that they no longer wanted so that they could be donated to charity.

These clothes were then collected and taken to local charities in the area. Our Stratford team made a lovely donation to the British Heart Foundation and our Dartford team made their donation to Oxfam. We hope that by taking part in the day and getting rid of things that are no longer used, they can now go on to help other families in need.

It’s important for us to support families in our local areas as much as we can and everyone here in the South East loves to play their part. Thank you to everyone who donated!

 

 


Last week, on Wednesday 19th February our Dartford and Stratford office held a pizza making event for the young people placed with our foster carers and the birth children from our fostering families at Pizza Express in Westfield, Stratford.

The whole day was amazing with every one learning how to push the dough into a case, the best way to put on the tomato sauce and then decorating with all the toppings you can imagine.

The 23 children and 4 members of Capstone staff, all enjoyed the making their creations and then got to enjoy eating them! There were lots of laughs throughout the day and lots of smiles after ice-cream! We hope everyone had a wonderful time and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.


Last week was National Storytelling Week, which is a week where children and adults are encouraged to read and tell stories. Each year, the awareness and interest in this week has grown and wherever the events take place, the web of stories will be spun with sufficient magic between the breath of the teller and the ear of the listener and is celebrated by all ages.

Our team in the South East, decided to support this week by donating a selection of new books to ‘Read for Good’ whose mission is to improve the outcomes for all children across the UK. They feel that reading improves a child’s emotional wellbeing, social mobility and their attainment and we couldn’t agree more!

By donating new, sealed books, we hope that children’s hospitals and schools are able to use these to help children in anyway they can to enjoy reading and maybe one day they will become a storyteller.


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