7th Dec, 2016

Coventry sports foundation puts fostering in the picture

Coventry Editorial 13th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY Sports foundation has been helping to put fostering in the picture.

A thought-provoking photographic exhibition has been put up in one of the busiest sport centres in the city to help promote fostering.

The ‘Childhood Memories’ exhibition features Coventry people’s favourite childhood or parenting memories.

It showcases pictures, new and old, sent in by the Coventry community during the Fostering Service’s summer Facebook campaign.

The memories shared demonstrate the importance of simple moments that we remember, such as sandwiches on the beach or time spent outdoors building dens.

Coun Ed Ruane, who is responsible for children at the Council, said : “The exhibition looks fantastic and is a great way to engage people in thinking about how they could make a real difference to Coventry children’s lives.

“We are looking for more people to join our team and foster Coventry children and have made significant investment into our fostering fees, training and support to allow fostering to be something that more people could consider.”

Paul Breed, Coventry Sports Foundation’s chief executive, added as a community organisation they absolutely supported the campaign for more foster carers.

He added foster carers did an amazing job helping to give some of our city’s most vulnerable children a better start in life.

Visit www.coventry.gov.uk/fostering or call 0247 683 2828 for more on fostering.