Celebrating mum and daughter’s 80 years of fostering

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Sheffield City Council was honoured to celebrate Anne who has been fostering with the council for 50 years! A ceremony was held at the Town Hall where Anne was joined by her family, including daughter Rachel, who herself has been fostering for 30 years.

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children Young People and Families at Sheffield City Council said:

“It was an absolute pleasure to meet Anne, her daughter Rachel and their two friends who are all foster carers. Anne has been fostering with Sheffield City Council for 50 years, and her daughter for the last 30 years – we are so lucky to have them helping children and young people in our care.

“Speaking with them was a joy, and their messages are exactly what represent Sheffield City Council foster carers. The love they have for children and young people is heart-warming, and I was so proud to host them here at the Town Hall to celebrate a fantastic milestone for Anne.

“Our carers tell us that fostering is the most rewarding thing they’ve ever done, and we need more people like Anne and Rachel and our other fantastic foster carers to help children and young people in Sheffield.

“Anne told me that the things you need to become a foster carer are ‘A lot of love and a spare room!’ before her daughter Rachel added ‘or even better a lot of love and two spare rooms!’

“I can certainly testify that these wonderful women have given loads of love over their years of service and during that time have helped change the lives of many children and young people. I can’t thank them, and all our foster carers enough.”

For more information on Fostering visit: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/fostering

Email fostering@sheffield.gov.uk

Call: 0114 273 5075