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Cardiff turns purple for Foster Care Fortnight

To celebrate Cardiff’s dedicated foster carers and to mark the start of Foster Care Fortnight, two of the city’s most iconic buildings are shining purple.

City Hall and the walls of the castle will glow purple (the colour of Cardiff Foster Service) at night until Sunday 28 May.

Organised by The Fostering Network, Foster Care Fortnight highlights the work of foster carers and fostering professionals in helping find loving homes for young people when they need it most.

In Cardiff, the two weeks, which started on Monday (15 May) will see a city-wide advertising campaign to promote fostering opportunities and raise awareness of the benefits of fostering with your local authority.

Anyone interested in fostering can come along and talk to the team about how to make a real difference to a child’s life at any of the following events:

–          Thursday 18h May at Fairwater Hub 2pm – 4pm

–          Friday 19h May Rhydypennau Hub 10am-12pm

–          Saturday 20h May St David’s Shopping Centre (Atrium) 9.30am – 7pm

–          Sunday 21t May Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle 10am-2pm

–          Monday 22d May St. Mellons Hub 10am – 12pm

–          Tuesday 23 May Waitrose Pontprennau 10am – 2pm

–          Wednesday 24 May Llandeyrn Power House Hub 10am-12pm

–          Thursday 25h May Llanishen Hub 10am-12pm

–          Friday 26h May Butetown Pavilion 10am – 12pm

–          Sunday 28h May  St David’s Shopping Centre (Atrium) 10am – 5pm

Cabinet member for children’s social services, Councillor Ash Lister said: “There are so many children in need of a safe and nurturing environment where they feel that they belong.  If you have ever thought about fostering or if you are already a foster carer and are interested in transferring to the council, our team would love to talk to you.

“By joining Foster Wales Cardiff, access will be provided to first-class support networks, varied opportunities and training and a very generous rewards package.”

While fostering can mean caring for a child long-term, many foster families help with short breaks and offer respite care.

Foster Wales Cardiff offers rewards and benefits to support foster carers financially, professionally and emotionally. For more information visit Fostering in Cardiff | Foster Wales Cardiff (gov.wales) or call 029 2087 3797.

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