Our organised family events are always great fun for both children and carers and that’s why we enjoy organising them. On a regular basis, we arrange a day in the local community for local carers and children to come together and meet, away from their everyday lives. Additionally, these events are great for our carers to meet up, share experiences and celebrate the progress that the children are making as they grow up.

Recently, our local Devon carers finished off the summer holidays with a fantastic day out at Woodlands Theme Park, an all-weather family amusement park. We had children aged 3-16 years enjoying themselves and it was such a lovely sight seeing how supportive and friendly our children were to one another. The water slides were probably the biggest hit with the older children and the indoor play area was a great space to explore for our little one with his carers in hot pursuit!

We have already discussed our Christmas get together (ssh!) and we may even try a local Panto this year! Keep an eye out for more updates from our South West region.

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B one of our looked after children in the South West has found a new hobby that he has really connected with – Karting! B’s foster carer Trevor has been karting for about 40 years on and off which included racing at a local level and national level as an individual privateer and with his race team, Stars of Karting. B showed an interest in Karting so he progressed from watching to driving a kart. B has been easy to teach the art of motor racing and has become a good driver. Trevor hopes to enter B into a race sometime this year at Llandow or Clay pigeon raceway (where Jenson Button learned to drive with his father John Button).

B said “I like karting because I like to see how fast I can make the kart go. I also like to see how all of the mechanics work.”

Capstone are really happy that B has been inspired and Trevor has helped B to grow in confidence and develop his skills in Karting. We can’t to follow their journey together and who knows he may just become the next Lewis Hamilton.


Foster child ‘T’ talks about her time with St John’s Ambulance Cadets for Child Safety Week. 

Martin and Julie my foster carers encouraged me to join St Johns Ambulance Cadets after trying various sporty activities which isn’t really me 🙂

Although at first I was really, really nervous and didn’t think I would enjoy it I did.

It is a small group and I was allowed to do as much as I felt confident with. My instructor is nice and friendly and very patient. The uniform is green and froglike but ok.

I have passed my Life Skills Level 1 and working towards my level 2. We get go to events as support such carnivals, rugby matches and shows.

I have learnt basic life skills and what to do in an emergency, how to do resuscitation and more, which is important for everyone to know!

Before I came into foster care I felt unable to do anything about my life but this has given me confidence and power and will help me in the future.

T 🙂


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