2019 has been fundraising-tastic here at The Fostering Network! It’s been brilliant to work with many of you on your fundraising journeys – we are extremely grateful to you for raising as much as you can so that we can support those who foster and the children in their care. If you also want to support us this Christmas, please read on.
Here at The Fostering Network, we love fundraising! It’s the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself, try something new or take a hobby that little bit further while raising money to support those involved in fostering. Community fundraising is a vital source of funds for The Fostering Network but we understand that it can seem like a dauting task at first - what shall I sign up to? How? Who will sponsor me?
Back in October, we spoke to Shane from Dreams beds, who was captain of a corporate challenge team made up of adventurous souls doing the National Three Peaks challenge - summiting Britain’s highest three peaks in just 24 hours! Despite facing the worst that Storm Callum could throw at them, all 14 of them competed the challenge which is an incredible achievement (even one of the challenge instructors commented on how rare it is for a large group to all complete it!).
They also raised over £12,000 for The Fostering Network which is outstanding and made it all the more worth it for the team during those tougher moments of darkness and driving rain. We caught up with Shane as he reflected a month on from this epic adventure…
On a glorious Saturday morning in June, Philip Jacob, funding and development manager at The Fostering Network, joined a happy throng of around 180 of our members, supporters, staff, friends, and family, all gathered to celebrate our fifth Foster Walk London. It was an amazing day and, for him, really affirmed what a positive thing it is we are all trying to achieve together by fundraising for this vital cause.
Here's what Phil has to say.
Shane Goodwin is a divisional manager for our corporate partners – Dreams. He is on a mission to raise as much money as possible for The Fostering Network this year.
In this blog Phil Jacob, The Fostering Network's fundraising and development manager, takes us through some of the great lengths our supporters have gone to in the name of raising money.