Foster appeal nets football club

Pictured L-R are John Yates, Denise Wardle, Nicola Langton, Beryl Yates, Janet Roberts and Vic Wardle.
Pictured L-R are John Yates, Denise Wardle, Nicola Langton, Beryl Yates, Janet Roberts and Vic Wardle.

A FOSTERING recruitment campaign has been kicked-off in style after scoring support from Doncaster Rovers.

Players from the League One club have again teamed up with foster carers and their birth families to help find more residents in the borough to consider fostering.

There will be a Doncaster Council-led foster care recruitment drive at the Lakeside Village on Saturday, August 18, between 11am and 2pm.

Gavin Baldwin, chief executive at Doncaster Rovers, said: “We are pleased to be involved in the fostering recruitment campaign again and urge anyone who is considering fostering to find out more at the next information event at Lakeside Village.”

Coun Eric Tatton-Kelly, cabinet member for children and young people, added: “We are delighted that the Rovers are helping to raise awareness of fostering in Doncaster. Football is a popular local sport and I know that our foster families appreciate their involvement.”

Almost anyone can foster as long as they are over the age of 21, have a spare room and the energy and enthusiasm to look after young children or teenagers.

People who decide to foster through the council will receive 24 hour support and generous allowances.

Anyone who is interested in fostering can attend one of our recruitment events or contact the team on freephone 0808 129 2600 or www.fosteringindoncaster.org