Our looked after children and foster carers from Hampshire and Dorset spent a wonderful day at the Dorset Water Park on Saturday 28th. July.

The day kicked off at 11am with children and carers scrambling over the enormous inflatables on the lake, followed a picnic under a gazebo. The picnic provided the perfect opportunity for carers and young people to catch and enjoy the laid-back setting of the water park. It was lovely to see such an excellent turnout by carers and young people, and the feedback from all who attended was exceptionally positive.

The Watlings family said:

“Today we went to the Dorset Water Park. We had such a brilliant time, even our 6 year old daughter was able to take part for the first time, and she loved it. Thank you Capstone, for a great day, our family love the days organised by the social workers 👍”. Mia, aged 6 added, “I liked the life guard with the long hair, he was so nice and held my hand to help me across the difficult bits”.

The Friberg family added:

“We really enjoyed ourselves even though I didn’t take part in the activity, I had great fun watching everyone else. We really enjoy it when Capstone arrange days out, it’s a great opportunity to relax and have fun with the other carers. The children really enjoy seeing the other children, my own birth children enjoy meeting up with foster children we have had on respite in the past and our foster child enjoys mixing with other foster children. It was a nice change to do something different.”

We as a team would like to thank all those who attended, and we’d also like to thank all the foster carers who attended for their continued work and support with their young people. A special thanks goes to Nikki Youngs, who singlehandedly organised the entire day.

 


B one of our looked after children in the South West has found a new hobby that he has really connected with – Karting! B’s foster carer Trevor has been karting for about 40 years on and off which included racing at a local level and national level as an individual privateer and with his race team, Stars of Karting. B showed an interest in Karting so he progressed from watching to driving a kart. B has been easy to teach the art of motor racing and has become a good driver. Trevor hopes to enter B into a race sometime this year at Llandow or Clay pigeon raceway (where Jenson Button learned to drive with his father John Button).

B said “I like karting because I like to see how fast I can make the kart go. I also like to see how all of the mechanics work.”

Capstone are really happy that B has been inspired and Trevor has helped B to grow in confidence and develop his skills in Karting. We can’t to follow their journey together and who knows he may just become the next Lewis Hamilton.


Jodie Mason, Marketing Coordinator and Alison Rickwood, Social Worker, will be doing a pre-marathon practice run at the beginning of May across Avon Beach between 16-18 miles. If you are interested in coming along for support and for a bbq afterwards on the beach, email alison.rickwood@capstonefostercare.co.uk or jodie.mason@capstonefostercare.co.uk for more information.

Ali Rickwood says:

As it is my 40th year on this planet; I wanted to do something special to celebrate; why not complete my first marathon!! And run it somewhere special!

When I read about Street Child, I knew that I had found something special. I was inspired by the work of Street Child and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in the Sierra Leone Marathon 2018. The money raised on my page will go towards providing a child with education, school uniform as well as training teachers. For example, a donation of £30 is enough to send a child to school for a year, or a £50 donation can supply a whole school with their teaching resources for a year.

Please help us help them by giving whatever you can:

Ali’s page

Jodie’s page

A massive Thank you to Capstone for supporting me to do this. Keep up to date with my training and photos on my Just Giving page and the Capstone website with my weekly blogs!.

If any of you have some ideas about how I can raise more money before I head out to Sierra Leone, that would be amazing, please do email or call me – I would welcome any support!!

I look forward to hearing from you 😊”

Check out Alison’s 5 minutes of fame on Salisbury TV:


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