Shoebox _HFThis year staff and carers at Capstone decided to get together for a great cause and organise a collection of shoeboxes to give to disadvantaged children at Christmas. We have supported the Operation Christmas Child appeal which is managed by the charity Samaritan’s Purse. Our carers and staff have had lots of fun putting these boxes together across the country.

Marketing Manager at Capstone Foster Care, Suma Gill said: “We recently shared a video on our Facebook page of these Christmas shoe boxes being delivered to children. It was a delight to see their faces when they were opening their presents. Our team really wanted to get involved this year because supporting children is at the heart of what we do. If anyone at Capstone has a charity event, or a cause they want us to support, we are always really keen to get involved.”

Operation Christmas Child started 25 years ago in Romania, and the joy of the Christmas box campaign has spread to over 100 countries worldwide.

Steve, Foster Carer, from Somerset who supports children, J and R said:

When we received the email from Capstone asking for families to support the shoe box appeal I spoke with our family members and asked them for their thoughts. We decided this would be a great idea and agreed we wouldmake up 10 boxes for girls age 5-9 years old.

J felt this was a good idea as the children who will be receiving them won’t be getting any other presents at Xmas. J chose the sweets that went into the boxes and had a great time selecting them, when we were putting the boxes together J said it made him feel good inside.

R helped select with other items to put in the boxes and she especially liked the rag dolls. R helped put the christmas wrapping paper on the boxes and fill them with the presents. R said this was great fun and was glad we did this as a family and said it made her feel proud to be part of the appeal.

We have decided next

year to carry on supporting the shoe box campaign and are going to make up a box each week, J will choose one week and R the next.”

Thanks to everyone at Capstone for your participation and ongoing support with charitable activities.

Our London team enjoyed getting involved

Our London team enjoyed getting involved


With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve teamed up with the fantastic team at Behind The Magic Door to bring you an exclusive discount of 40% off their gorgeous personalised children’s books!

These books make the ideal gift for any special little ones and are a great bedtime story for kids ages 0-8. Every story is different and unique to each child, so B-E-N would have a different story to T-H-O-M-A-S, and K-A-T-I-E would be different to S-O-P-H-I-E.

Rather than simply inserting your child’s name into a template, Behind The Magic Door let you create your own characters and build an adventure based on their name, e.g. SHELLY would have a story based around a Snake, Hyena, Elephant, Lion, Llama and a Yeti.

These books normally cost £19.99 each and come with FREE delivery worldwide, but as a special gift to our foster carers and Capstone family, we are offering 40% off! Simply enter code foster40 into the Discount Code box during online checkout to receive your Capstone exclusive deal.


Join your local Capstone team for coffee and cakes in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research on Friday 30th September 2016.

Capstone teams across England will be hosting a coffee morning, inviting carers, members of the public, and anyone interested in finding out more about Capstone.

We will provide the cakes, coffee, tea and other refreshments; all you need to do is turn up and join us.

Having a coffee and a cuppa is the perfect way to catch up with other carers, or for anyone interested in fostering to pop into meet our team.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised £25 million and this year they are aiming to raise even more.

The Capstone teams below will be hosting a local coffee morning in the following locations. Click on each area to find out more about the local office.

Dartford

Birmingham

Kingsteignton

Oldham

Capstone CEO, Richard Compton-Burnett, getting involved in a Macmillan Coffee Morning in Oldham in 2015.

Capstone CEO, Richard Compton-Burnett, getting involved in a Macmillan Coffee Morning in Oldham in 2015.


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