This year Capstone South East have gone the extra mile to spread joy and happiness to those in need the most at Christmas. On 30th November, our London team donated their ‘Secret Santa’ fund, to purchase and deliver gifts to a local Samaritan’s Shop in Harrow. As a fostering agency, we are fully aware of the increasing need for mental health services, so in recognition of this, they decided to support the longstanding charity who supports these services for children and adults. The trustee Judith said ‘Thank you once again and please pass on our thanks to all your team’!

Sam with the presents that have been donated

In addition, on Tuesday 18th December, the staff from our Dartford office delivered over 70 presents to Demelza House, a local children’s hospice. From staff donations we were able to purchase toys, games, crafts and stocking fillers for the children to enjoy this Christmas.
 
Demelza’s vision is to make life better for children and young people who have serious or terminal conditions. It is an organisation that provides support not only to the children but also to the families who love them. We are proud to support such an amazing organisation and want to wish you all a lovely Christmas!

Well done to both our London and Dartford teams who have shown fantastic kindness and generosity!

Our Dartford team outside the hospice

Presents that have been donated for the children at the hospice

 

 

 


On Friday 7th December, we held our Dartford Christmas Party. We had a fantastic turnout of staff, foster carers, looked-after children and even birth children, who all attended to celebrate 😁🎅
 
It was a wonderful evening with lots of fun, treats and dancing. The children were especially excited to have a surprise visit from Santa who came with lots of gifts for the attending children. Thank you to everyone who attended, it was lovely to see you all there and we look forward to making lots more memories in 2019.
      

On Tuesday 2nd October, our Dartford team in the South East attended a team volunteering day at Bexley Foodbank.

Sandy Birha, Team Manager, was able to arrange the day in partnership with Gillian Bates who is responsible for the overseeing of Bexley Foodbank. Sandy was keen to make a positive difference to more children and younger and their families.

Gillian told Sandy that the bank was never short of volunteers for the face to face service of providing the food parcels to individuals and families that attend the centres however, they did not have many volunteers who could help out by sorting out the food held in a storage unit.

The day was full of heavy lifting and sorting through donated food to arrange by date.

The whole team pulled together to work on the pasta, cereal and tinned meat that would help families between now and July 2019. Whilst having anything is appreciated it was noted that the food bank would be grateful for more long-life milk and juice.

 


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