22nd January, 2019
Every year our Heywood team organise for their foster families to attend a pantomime performance at the Oldham Coliseum and have been for the past ten years and have never been disappointed! This year, the panto was a really positive night – Oh, yes it was! We reserved 80 seats for our foster families and we were delighted that everyone attended and was able to enjoy the incredible performance of Cinderella. What's more, our children and young people even got the chance to meet the actors backstage before the show began! We weren't sure who was more excited, the children or their carers! Everyone had a fabulous night and it was a great laugh and chance for foster families across the region to come together and socialise. In addition, our Bradford team also organised a trip to the pantomime for their foster families and they too had a fantastic turnout of carers and children. We received the following feedback from our carers:
"Thank you so much for organising this. It was E's first experience of pantomime and he absolutely loved it. To see him enjoying something so much brought a tear to my eye! I have to admit that I loved every minute too! I was like a big kid! Thank you again" Another carer added "Just a message to say thank you to all at Capstone for organising Pantomime this year. It was a very enjoyable experience and a fabulous performance. It is very much appreciated." And again... "A great day out for all and AR especially enjoyed the Hello wishee part. We liked his funny jokes. Looking forward to next year." "We enjoy days out like the pantomime etc... it’s lovely to see people and I feel we’re one big family"
It's always fantastic to hear from our staff too who work incredibly hard with these families on a daily basis and see their hard work is paying off at events like this:
"As staff members, we thoroughly enjoyed Panto, the performances were fantastic, the jokes made us belly laugh, the 3D part was super scary, but the absolutely best part was seeing so many of our foster families together having a great time. And of course hearing one young man in particular join in with great gusto!! My eardrums have only just recovered!"
Here are some images from the Heywood pantomime evening. Everyone looks so happy!
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