Well done to ‘B’, who completed the Inflatable 5K at Westpoint, Exeter last weekend. B is looked after by foster carers Neil & Denise.

B heard that the 5k Inflatable Obstacle Run was coming to Exeter! The course was going to be packed with some of the largest and most extreme inflatables that would let you flip, bounce & boing your way around an incredibly fun 5k course! B spoke to Neil who thought this was a fantastic idea so booked it straight away. Neil’s son Adam also wanted to join in the fun as he loves this kind of activity.

Neil said, “We are all still kids. Some of us are bigger than others but we all love the thrill of climbing over something without our parent’s consent, getting downright sweaty and being rewarded with something at the end of the day”.

B commented, “I used to think I wouldn’t be able to do anything like this and now look at what I can do”.

It was such humid and hot day but B, Neil and Adam smashed this challenge in just under an hour – great team work! B was laughing at Neil as he had to wait for Neil to catch him up at each station! B had such an amazing day and as a bonus the boys all got a medal and a T-shirt as a reward.b5kchallenge-1


Families in Taunton are being urged to consider becoming foster carers after it is revealed that more than 124 children were referred to Capstone for fostering in the Taunton area in past 6 months.

Capstone Foster Care will be holding 2 fostering information events at Costa Coffee, 25 Fore Street, Taunton on Wednesday 26th April between 7-9pm and The Corner House Hotel, Park Street on Saturday 29th April between 9am – 12 noon. The events will allow Taunton residents to find out more about fostering.

114 individual Children and Young People were referred to Capstone for fostering in the Taunton area in the past 6 months, within this figure were 38 Children/Young people who had specific needs, 6 sibling groups and 10 parent and child referrals and 58 where we have no vacancies currently available in this area were all seeking foster care. Capstone Foster Care are inviting families that have a spare room, the time and patience to become foster carers to stop by on Wednesday 26th or Saturday 29th April to find out more information.

Somerset residents Brian & Julian became approved foster carers in 2014. Brian commented:

“It is a little crazy to think how fast this past two or three years have flown by, but in all honesty – making that decision to foster was the best decision we could have ever made!! …..It completely changed our lives and continues to do so on a daily basis!! …..don’t get me wrong, it certainly can be stressful and completely exhausting, but when all is said and done, we wouldn’t have changed it for the world!!!!!!” 

Elaine Leitch, Regional Director at Capstone Foster Care, commented:

“Capstone Foster Care has been based and working across the whole of the South West for the past ten years and has a solid history of making sustainable foster placements where young people make excellent progress. We have worked with Somerset Council to provide a variety of placements for young people who they have not been able to find suitable families from within their own resources. We are also in the process of renewing our Tenders with the majority of Local Authorities in the South West, and to enable us to meet the demand for placements will be seeking to recruit and approve more foster carers. We look forward to meeting residents from Taunton and surrounding areas, who may be interested in the rewarding job of fostering a young person.”

About Capstone Foster Care

Founded in 2007, Capstone Foster Care now has more than 140 staff supporting more than 600 carers nationwide. Locally, Capstone has a team at Bristol, which covers the whole of Bristol & Gloucestershire.

We are passionate about the children in our care and believe that all children deserve to live in a safe, stable and secure family environment. This environment allows children to have a sense of security, which enables them to improve their emotional wellbeing.


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.


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