Foster care awards

Foster carers from across the county were invited to an evening celebration where they were awarded for their exemplary dedication.

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 4:19 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:27 pm
Foster carers who attended celebration event with their thank you certificates. (L- R) Tracy Brown, Janna Campuzano, Alan Wilson, Sarah Wright, Julie Wilson, Joanne Gregoire, Coral Varley, Victoria House, Karen Ready, Dianne Fenna Winder, Amanda Bradley, Louise Mcalea, Kath and Patrick Miller, Leona Pye, Naomi Crawford, Catherine Wareing, Alix Mandeville, Pam Beswick, Phillip Wareing, Tami Cragg, Dawn Williamson, Leanne and Jonathan Porter, Susan and Peter Tymon Fletcher

The winning foster carers, as decided by event organisers Lancashire County Council, were:

• Foster family of the year - Karen and Andrew McCormick from Preston

• New foster carer of the year - Joanne Gregoire from Morecambe, Lancaster

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• Outstanding contribution to the fostering service - Ahmed and Rukkaiya Rawat from Preston

• Outstanding contribution to children in our care - Kath and Patrick Miller from Poulton-le-Fylde

They will go through to a grand final event in June at County Hall where the overall countywide winners will be announced.

Georgine Lee, senior manager of the Fostering and Adoption Team at Lancashire County Council said: “All of our foster carers work tirelessly to improve the lives of looked after children in Lancashire and we wanted to do something to recognise their efforts. Well done to our winning foster carers, there were many deserving nominations and it was a tough job for our judges to shortlist the winners. A fun night was had by all and it was such a pleasure to be part of it and see the foster carers have a well earned break.”

If you are interested, call the fostering recruitment team on 0300 123 6723 or visit a previous story about a fostering couple click here