Sporting stars back Foster Care Fortnight

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Superstars from the world of sport have thrown their support behind foster carers this Foster Care Fortnight 2015, and called for people to come forward to see if they have the skills needed to foster.

Gabby Logan, television presenter and journalist, is a long-time supporter of the Fostering Network’s Foster Care Fortnight™ campaign, and she said: “Foster carers are incredible people who dedicate their lives to vulnerable children, but throughout the country there are still many teenagers, disabled children and sibling groups who need a loving home. I am always proud to support The Fostering Network's Foster Care Fortnight campaign, because I am always proud to support foster carers and the work that they do for our society.

“If you think you have the skills to make a difference to the life of a child and help to ensure that they are on a positive path in life, contact your local fostering service this Foster Care Fortnight.”

Golfer Darren Clarke, and Olympic gold medallists Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent, are some of the other sporting heroes to back this year’s campaign. You can check out their placard pictures, and those of all the other celebrities who have backed the campaign, on our website.

James Foyle, Foster Care Fortnight coordinator, said: “We’re thrilled that these world renowned people from the world of sport have taken the time to recognise the valuable contribution of foster carers to society. 

“The support comes on the day that 600 hardy fundraisers will take to the streets and fields of Blaenau Gwent, Gloucestershire, Llanelli, London, Neath Port Talbot, Magherafelt, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Richmond, Yorkshire and Swansea in aid of The Fostering Network. This year’s Foster Walks have received an unprecedented amount of people coming out to support The Fostering Network, and each entrant deserves a gold medal themselves!”

The Fostering Network brings together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children and young people to lead, inspire, motivate and support them to make foster care better. To support our work visit www.fostering.net/donate or to donate £10 text FOST37 £10 to 70070.