Celebrating 20 Years of Changing Children’s Lives

Archived: Posted November 13, 2014

We turned 20 in October – so we thought it was time to celebrate!

We’ve hosted a wealth of events to honour the occasion including special lunches, parties and panel discussions.

Our founders kick-started the celebrations in style with a tour of the UK. Accompanied by leading U.S child psychologist Dr Frank Kunstal, Jim Cockburn and Jan Rees have been blowing out candles on birthday cakes across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Our Cardiff team marked the anniversary by hosting a fun, informative event for staff and foster carers. On 15th October, the team welcomed Jan, Jim and Dr. Kunstal to the region with a traditional party featuring Welsh cakes and music.

The event was a great opportunity to reflect on our journey over the years. Local foster carers enjoyed chatting to Jim and Jan, before listening to Dr. Kunstal talk about his child therapy experiences. At the end of the day, the special guests were presented with a hamper of Welsh goodies, before everyone got together to sing happy birthday – in Welsh, of course!

Almost 100 people attended another event in Barnsley when our Yorks and Lincs team hosted a discussion panel and 20th anniversary lunch. Carers and staff listened to a speech from Dr. Kunstal, before asking him for advice on specific behavioural issues.

After lunch, guests tucked into a rather delicious looking birthday cake before taking part in a raffle to win some fantastic prizes, including a stay at a luxury Sheffield hotel.

But our celebrations aren’t over yet! On 10th December, our Cymru team are hosting a Gala dinner to raise money for Ty Hafan. There will be dinner, dancing – and even an auction! If you foster in the area and would like to attend, please call 01792 315800 for ticket information.

 

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