Foster carers ‘eggstatic’ over mum’s generous donation

Kent County Council foster carers have thanked a Boughton Monchelsea mum for donating hundreds of chocolate eggs to children in care.

More than 200 were collected by foster carers Emily Lydamore and Michelle Slater for the Easter Scavenger Hunt at Pegwell Bay Country Park, Cliffsend, Ramsgate on Tuesday, April 10.

The rest will be distributed among children across the county.

Emma Reed, Michelle Slater and Emily Lydamore

Foster carers, children in care and members of the public are welcome to attend the hunt from 10.30am. It’s run by Kent County Council in partnership with Kent Foster Carers Association (KFCA).

Maria Cordrey, Team Manager in the County Fostering Assessment Team, said: “We are so grateful to Emma for her generous donation.

“We are hoping for a good attendance at the Easter Hunt. Not only will it be a fun morning for everyone to enjoy, we want to highlight the wonderful work our foster carers do and how fostering can help children, young people and their families who have experienced trauma.

“We hope that the event will be a good opportunity to attract more people to apply to become foster carers with the Local Authority to help our vulnerable children and young people.”

Emma Reed has run the Make a Child Smile appeal for the last two years. This Easter she has collected more than 500 eggs – with a little help from her children Ellie, 10 and Ronnie, five.

The 30-year-old said: “I wanted to do something special to bring a little bit of joy to children in care this Easter

“I have had incredible support from individuals, businesses and from across the community. It is quite humbling as I’ve been helped by so many people from all walks of life.”

There are 750 children in foster care in Kent and 1100 foster carers. Kent County Council is recruiting 200 new foster carers.

For more information about fostering with Kent County Council, visit http://www.kentfostering.co.uk.

For further information about the Kent County Council Press Office contact on  03000 422589 or email david.gazet@kent.gov.uk

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Notes for journalists

KFCA aims to provide support to registered foster carers in Kent and the children in their care. The Association arranges a variety of inclusive events for fostering families including sport, outdoor events and the creative arts.

The Association and the Kent County Council work closely together to promote the role of fostering to the wider community in recognition of the day to day challenges children and young people might face.

Foster carers ‘eggstatic’ over mum’s generous donation was last modified: March 28th, 2018 by David Gazet