The sky’s the limit for bus tour

Archived: Posted August 6, 2015

The weather may have been a washout last weekend but rain didn’t stop play when the Foster Care Associates bus rolled into the North East for the Sunderland International Airshow.

Our team stopped off at the region’s largest free event from 24th – 26th July to spread the word about fostering.

The top of our bright pink double-decker provided the perfect viewing platform for air displays from the RAF Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Team and Aerobatic Team.

Foster Care Associates interviewed on BBC Radio Newcastle at the Sunderland International Airshow 2015It was also the ideal place to talk to visitors about becoming a foster carer, with hundreds of people climbing on board to chat to our team of FCA staff and foster carers over the three days – including a family from Finland! Carer Ambassador Norman Watkins also joined us on Sunday to give potential carers a real insight into life as a foster carer.

Marketing Coordinator for our North East team Laura Bell said: “The weekend was one of the most successful in the show’s history, and plenty of people visited us to find out what makes FCA different from other fostering agencies. The rain didn’t dampen our spirits and we had a great time. Our big pink bus even attracted BBC Radio Newcastle, and we were interviewed live on air about fostering!”

Want to chat to us about fostering but didn’t have time to pop by and say hi? Please call our friendly advisors on 0800 434 6000 for more information. There’s also still time to step on board and find out more about becoming a foster carer. Check out our events calendar to find out when the big pink bus will be visiting a town near you.

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