A Message from The Fostering
The Fostering Network is
the UK’s leading fostering charity and
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, on behalf of all the fostered children,
young people and foster carers that you are supporting by taking part in this event, for giving so
generously of your time and your donations and for supporting Deborah,
Mark and the Ashdown Forest Sponsored Ride and Foster Walk 2017.
20 minutes a child comes in to care in need of a loving
and supportive fostering
family and by taking part in this event you will
make a real contribution to giving
these children the chance to fulfil their
The Fostering Network is committed to improving
the lives of every child in foster care.
We campaign to create change for foster carers and stand up to fostering. We promote fostering at every opportunity and offer
support, advice, and information to these who already foster or may be considering starting to foster.
new foster carers were recruited in 2016
alone in order to cope with the demand for foster families,
with the greatest need being for new carers able to look after sibling groups, adolescents and children with disabilities.
For the Ride or Foster Walk, we encourage you to raise donations online
so please follow the link to register with the Ashdown Forest Sponsored Ride and Foster Walk fundraising page at Virgin Money Giving.
Or visit www.virginmoneygiving.com and search for The Fostering Network.
Good luck and thank you!
Philip Jacob – Head of Fundraising