For the past three years, our wonderful staff at our Midlands office have made Hampers which are filled with essentials and treats for Age UK. Local organisers then distribute the hampers throughout Solihull and the surrounding area to elderly members of the community who may need cheering up this Christmas.

Well done to all the team!


Recently, our annual Midlands Summer Event took place at Green Towers in Hinckley. We had a fantastic turnaround with over 100 carers and looked after children attending. It was a fun filled day, packed with a variety of activities to keep the children entertained, such as soft play, face painting, a magician, a bouncy castle, rock climbing, roller skating, football, BMXing and much, much more.

We really do enjoy spending quality time with the children and carers by organising and running these events in the community. This year we were very lucky with the weather allowing us to play and sit outdoors and enjoy the food which was provided by our caterers ‘Salty Dog’.

Thank you to everyone who attended and made the event possible, we hope you all had a great time and we’ll see you at the next event!


Jodie Mason, Marketing Coordinator and Alison Rickwood, Social Worker, will be doing a pre-marathon practice run at the beginning of May across Avon Beach between 16-18 miles. If you are interested in coming along for support and for a bbq afterwards on the beach, email alison.rickwood@capstonefostercare.co.uk or jodie.mason@capstonefostercare.co.uk for more information.

Ali Rickwood says:

As it is my 40th year on this planet; I wanted to do something special to celebrate; why not complete my first marathon!! And run it somewhere special!

When I read about Street Child, I knew that I had found something special. I was inspired by the work of Street Child and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in the Sierra Leone Marathon 2018. The money raised on my page will go towards providing a child with education, school uniform as well as training teachers. For example, a donation of £30 is enough to send a child to school for a year, or a £50 donation can supply a whole school with their teaching resources for a year.

Please help us help them by giving whatever you can:

Ali’s page

Jodie’s page

A massive Thank you to Capstone for supporting me to do this. Keep up to date with my training and photos on my Just Giving page and the Capstone website with my weekly blogs!.

If any of you have some ideas about how I can raise more money before I head out to Sierra Leone, that would be amazing, please do email or call me – I would welcome any support!!

I look forward to hearing from you 😊”

Check out Alison’s 5 minutes of fame on Salisbury TV:


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