We had an excellent time at the Island’s summer agricultural shows. Although we were blessed with sunny skies at the Southern District Agricultural Show, we battled through the rain and mud at the Royal Manx Agricultural Show, altogether allowing us to speak to almost 200 people about fostering across both shows.

Our heartfelt thanks go to Foster Carer, Clare, for her commitment and support in helping to organise our stand at both shows and for arranging some amazing prizes to be raffled off on behalf of Fostering First. Clare’s employer – Nedgroup Investments Ltd – kindly donated two Samsung Galaxy Tablets to be given away as prizes at both shows. Tesco Community Champion, John, also generously donated two Tesco Finest hampers as prizes – needless to say, we had some very happy winners!

Having the opportunities to meet and talk to so many other local businesses and interested members of the public helped us to both raise awareness and hopefully encourage more prospective carers to consider fostering.

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