Tarlie Walker a Supervising Social Worker for Capstone took part in the Bath Race for Life for Cancer Research on Sunday 12th June. Tarlie had a scare herself earlier in the year and wanted to give something back to all the amazing nurses and people who had been involved with her treatment. So the training programme started after Tarlie had made a full recovery was ready to take part in the event. It was held at Victoria park in Bath and ended up being a very muggy rainy day but this didn’t put Tarlie off, she was ready to take on the world and raised a lot money for this worthwhile cause.

Tarlie commented “I ran the race for life – cancer research and managed to raise £390 which I was not expecting – I am thankful to all the people that sponsored me and to Capstone for their generous donation. I didn’t realise how hilly the course would be but I did a personal best of 27 minutes despite a quick stop for my dog Cosmo, he was an amazing running companion”

staff photo bowling June 2016 copyThe Dartford Social Work Team arranged an afternoon of bowling on the 3rd May 2016. We had 14 young people attend which was a great turn out! We really enjoyed spending time with the young people that attended, and had the opportunity to discuss their interests and any current issues they may be experiencing.

We all had a great time bowling with burgers afterwards. We were pretty competitive & took it very seriously! In the end Sara’s team (Elise, Sobiga, Abraham, Mohammed & Beata) won & received medals & trophies – which we are planning to compete for next time! Thank you to the Foster Carers for encouraging and facilitating your young people to attend.

“I started running when I was 10 in year 6. The only reason I started running was because there was not enough runners for the school cross country team and they asked every one and I said I would do it. The run was at Pillaton and it was a good run. In this race I came 8th! Not too bad for a novice. I think everyone thought it was beginners luck.

My school thought that was very good for my first race and that is when I began my love of long distance running. After each of the next few races I came in better positions, always finishing in the top 10.
I joined Tavistock Athletics club at the start of this year, I get to run cross country but also track events like 1500m.

At the end of January this year I had a race competing for Southeast Cornwall schools and came 1st! I was invited to race in Newquay for my school and this was a qualifying race so if you come in the top 10 you are invited to represent Cornwall in Cheltenham. In that race I came 6th, so I was through!


On the 6th of February I travelled to Cheltenham with all the Cornwall schools runners to compete in the Southwest Schools Cross Country Championship.

It was a really tricky course with lot of mud and puddles and even though I was carrying a shoulder injury it was a great experience. I was really honoured to run for Cornwall. I came 26th in this race which I was a bit disappointed with but I was 4th back from Cornwall which made me qualify!

On the 6th of March I travelled to Nottingham for the National Schools Cross Country Finals competing with all the best schools in England. I was hoping to do even better than my last race and started training in preparation for this a month in advance!

I hope one day to be the best in England! Thank you to my foster carers, school, and everyone at  Capstone Foster Care, for helping me to realise my potential and ambition.”

Tara, B’s foster carer updated us to say:

“B is now County Champ for the U15 javelin and for the U15 3000ms. He has County schools track and field on the 11th June so will hopefully qualify there for Southwest schools.”