A day full of love, appreciation and surprises!

Archived: Posted October 20, 2015

To celebrate International Foster Carer Appreciation Day, we invited all of our Thames Valley carers to Chartridge Lodge in Chesham for a day of celebration and appreciation.

Nick Barwick, a care leaver, delivered a touching and powerful account of his journey through care, which we all took something away from. The carers then had a lovely three course lunch and this was followed by a presentation to each carer household of a bouquet of flowers to show our appreciation for the work that they do.

Thames Valley celebrates its foster carers at celebration dayIn addition we gave special recognition awards to three carers who have given five years’ service, and to one carer who has given ten years’ service.

For the carers that couldn’t make the event we delivered a bouquet to their households to ensure they did not miss out on the day’s celebration.

The day was a huge success and carers left feeling appreciated and motivated.  Even the ca rers who were unable to attend felt the love, with one sending the FCA team the following message:

“I would like to say ‘thank you’ too, for the endless support and encouragement that you guys dish out by the bucket full. We are passionate because you make us that way. We simply couldn’t do it without you… who would? Thank you for the video message, and I have just opened the flowers that were delivered 5 minutes ago. I love surprises. What a boost! It really made me smile. Thank you to all of you. You are doing such a great and valuable job.”

Thank you to all the staff who helped make the day so special.

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