Gloucestershire foster carer raises more than £2,000 for children’s charity

Archived: Posted August 14, 2017

A foster carer from Gloucestershire has completed an epic challenge to raise £2,312 for one of the UK’s leading children’s charities.

Tania Jenkins, who lives in Gloucester and fosters with fostering agency Foster Care Associates (FCA) which has an office on Cheltenham Road, took on a triathlon style challenge with three friends enduring a 12K bike ride, a 10K walk up the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District followed by kayaking for 1.5K to raise money and awareness for the NSPCC. 

Tania said: ‘’I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our friends, family and work colleagues that have sponsored us. What was already a tough challenge was made even tougher by the rain that poured down relentlessly all day but we soldiered on remembering all of the wonderful work the NSPCC do for vulnerable children and young people.‘’

Andy Trout, carer recruitment officer for FCA in Gloucester, said: ‘’The NSPCC is a fantastic charity and we’re so proud that one of our carers took on this incredible challenge.  Part of NSPCC’s mission statement is ‘every child is worth fighting for’ which mirrors FCA’s own values.”

Foster Care Associates operate across the UK, servicing every region in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since it was established more than 21 years ago, Foster Care Associates has placed 30,000 children with families to nurture and support them. In the UK there is a shortage of 7,000 foster carers, and the organisation aims to redress that balance via local events to provide insight and advice for potential carers.

More information about regional events are available on the website www.thefca.co.uk, or call 0800 023 4561 and speak to one of FCA’s fostering experts.  Alternatively, email startyourjourney@thefca.co.uk.

 

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