Foster chiefs hope John Lewis ad sparks interest in becoming carers - The Evesham Observer

Foster chiefs hope John Lewis ad sparks interest in becoming carers

WORCESTERSHIRE Children First Fostering say they are hoping the latest John Lewis Christmas advert will inspire future foster carers to come forward and join the biggest fostering family in the county.

The advert called ‘The Beginner’ features a middle-aged man trying to learn skateboarding skills so he has something in common with a young girl called Ellie to help her feel welcome in her new foster home.

Coun Andy Roberts, cabinet member with responsibility for Children and Families at Worcestershire County Council, said: “While we already have many brilliant foster carers across the county, the reality is we always need more people to open their homes and their hearts to fostering.

“Joining the county’s family of foster carers is a real commitment and we encourage those considering fostering to find out more before making the decision – speak with local fostering families, and staff to find out more about what life could be like as a foster carer and the rewarding feeling you get when you make the difference to a child’s life.

“We need people to come forward who will enjoy caring for children and who have patience, resilience and want to make a difference. Making the decision to foster a child is one of the biggest, but one of the most rewarding decisions you can make.”

For further information on how to become a foster carer with Worcestershire Children First Fostering visit or call 0800 028 2158.

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