At Capstone Foster Care we are always keen to support young teams to thrive and succeed. Our fostering team at Capstone North currently sponsor the under 10s team at Beacon Rangers Junior Football Club. The team play in the Huddersfield Junior Football League, and the club is based in Halifax.


The Under 10s team are a newly formed team, one of five teams at Beacon Rangers in 2016/2017. The club are going from strength to strength and for the 2017/2018 season have a total of 9 teams, plus a mini-kickers session for youngsters too young to play matches.


Beacon Rangers collecting medals, wearing their kit with pride

Nigel Freeman, Coach and Chairman of Beacon Rangers Junior Football Club, said:

“Capstone’s kind sponsorship enabled each player in the U10s team to have a brand new kit, bearing the Capstone logo, which the children wore with pride. Capstone would also have been pleased to see the manner in which the team played, embracing Beacon’s values of teamwork, sportsmanship and positive encouragement. The team have signed three more players (two girls and a boy) in preparation for the 2017/2018 season in the Huddersfield Junior Football League, which makes a current squad of ten players.”

Supervising Social Worker from Capstone, Lauren, went along to a presentation evening for the Under 10s team at Beacon Rangers to unveil the new kit. This is the second year Capstone have been sponsoring the Under 10s team .

Lauren Greenwood Capstone Foster Care Huddersfield

Lauren from Capstone’s team is presented with a signed shirt

Lauren said: “It was a pleasure to go along to the recent presentation evening, where the team presented me with a signed shirt from them all. We believe in doing our best to support young people and enabling the team to have a nice football kit is important to us. I had a great time meeting the coaches, parents and the players and it’s wonderful to see a local football club having a positive effect on the confidence and skill of young people in Halifax.”

The signed shirt will take pride of place in the local Capstone office at Capstone:

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Sharon Dodd Macmillan HikeOn Saturday 8th July, I completed the MacMillan Mighty Hike along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.  The hike started in Weymouth, along the cliffs past Durdle Door and down into Lolworth.  First 10 miles completed and first rest stop!  Suntan applied cap on and off we set for the next 7 miles.  This was really tough in the heat as we were up and down cliff faces.  They were incredibly steep and took us over the MoD firing ranges and past the “lost village” of Tyneham.  The final pit stop was at mile 17 then it was a mere 6.7 miles to the finish!  The finish was near Corfe Castle and it was utter elation to cross that finish line and be greeted with a glass of fizz.

I did the walk with my friend Liz.  We had done both the Moon Walk and Shine walk but decided that for this year we wanted something more challenging.  We certainly got it.  However, as we had been training since December ( in all weathers) we were more than ready for this walk!  Typical of England though to give us one of it’s hottest days and not the ideal trekking weather!

We did the walk in 9 hours 30 mins and of the 1203 that started, 1087 finished and I was a very respectable 103!

MacMillan is a very worthy cause as we all know someone who has been affected by Cancer and so are familiar with the great support that MacMillan offers to families and sufferers during a most difficult time.

Now what challenge do I do for 2018 . . . . . .

a race for lifeWhen A’s PE teacher organised the Race for Life event, A wasn’t too keen to run around a big field 10 times (5km).  A’s foster carers, Lisa & Kevin, helped her to start the fundraising process and explained that the money was to help to fight a nasty disease that affects alot of people. Lisa & Kevin named some people who they know who have been affected by cancer and A was soon very keen to do the challenge to help these people.

A said: “The Race for Life was really hard but I did enjoy it!  I liked stopping to help the little ones because it’s even harder for them.”

Lisa and Kevin said: “We are super proud of A!  She tried something new, she really enjoyed herself, she has helped to raise £155 for a great cause.  The best thing for us though is to see that she is beginning to feel good about herself and her achievements and that is a wonderful thing!”

Capstone support and encourage their fostering families, children and staff to get involved with charities close to their hearts. On this occasion Capstone, matched A’s donation to take the total to £310 – Well done A!

Elaine Leitch, Regional Director, added “It never ceases to amaze me the wonderful acts of kindness and commitment our carers, children, young people and staff show towards giving their time up to support others and make a difference – Well done A, this is such a great achievement”.

Lisa & Kevin wanted to thank everyone who has supported A, to sponsor her please donate to A’s school’s Just Giving page.



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