To celebrate Black History Month 2019, the Capstone South East team hosted a ‘Multi-cultural Lunch’ on Wednesday 16th October 2019. It was a great opportunity for our region to recognise and appreciate our diverse team. We have staff from the African, Caribbean and Asian subcontinents, as well as Europe and the UK, and what better way to celebrate this than to bring in food from our country of origin!

We had chicken biriyani, vegetable pilau rice, samosas, chicken kebabs, naan bread and “gulab jamun” (Indian dough balls in syrup), stuffed vine leaves from Turkey, mini Yorkshire puddings with sausages and gravy, a ploughman’s platter, scones and apple pies from England, creamy spinach with peanut butter, spicy sausages and spicy Jollof rice and plantain from Africa and even Welsh cakes from Wales!

Black History Month is all about celebrating achievements – we certainly proved that with our diverse culinary skills!

Between 9th – 20th September, our three South East teams were collecting tinned food to celebrate the Harvest Festival and Capstone’s 10 Year (Tin) Anniversary. Staff donated tins over the 2 weeks and then each team dropped their food donations off at a local Trussell Trust food bank in the community. Our staff in the South East love to give back to the community and hope these small gestures go a long way to supporting families!


On Friday 27th September, our team at Capstone South East joined in on the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. Our East London team took some lovely cakes and goodies to Sahara Care, a local care home and spent the morning with the residents and their families, sharing stories and talking about fostering. Altogether they raised an impressive £65 for the amazing cause, and the cakes went down a treat!

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