Social workers from the South Eastern Trust, who work closely with local foster carers and their children, wanted to organise a special way to say ‘Thank you’ for all their hard work throughout the year.
“The Newcastle Community Cinema (NCC) kindly offered the screening for us to invite all the local carers and their children to a special private showing of the film ‘Free Birds’,” said local social worker, Patricia Mulholland. “Myself and the other social workers wanted to do something nice to celebrate the hard work foster carers do, because, to us, they are the unsung heroes of our communities.
“We invited about 60 carers and their children along to enjoy a nice day out to help get everyone in the festive spirit.”
Lisa Hine, Head of South Eastern Trust Fostering Service said: “We would like to thank the NCC for hosting the event and to the Newcastle Fire Station who were there with the engine and to Santa for coming along to say hello to all the children.
“It was a lovely day out and it was great to get to do something with everyone before Christmas.
“The Trust would also like to this opportunity to thank our foster carers & their families for their dedication and the positive impact that they have on our children’s lives.”
(Trust staff & their children)
If you are interested in caring for a child and feel you could make positive changes to the lives of children by becoming a foster carer please contact South Eastern Trust by calling the Fostering Duty Officer on 028 9127 0672 or by visiting www.adoptionandfostering.hscni.net.