Foster carers from across Kirklees attended an annual celebration held to say a massive ‘thank you’ for everything they do.

The Kirklees Council event honoured the fantastic commitment and dedication that foster carers show to children who are in care.

Carers were able to spend time with friends old and new, enjoy a meal and entertainment, and also share stories.

Clr Viv Kendrick, Cabinet member for children, said: “It’s always a pleasure to attend the celebration evening and listen to inspirational stories.

“Our carers make a profound difference to local children and young people. They really do improve lives, so it’s important we show our appreciation with a formal thank you.

Clr Viv Kendrick (centre)

“We always need more people to come forward and find out about fostering, particularly those who can look after teenagers and sibling groups.

“Fostering can be incredibly rewarding and I would urge people to think about becoming a carer with Kirklees Council. By changing your future, you can make a huge difference to the future of our children and young people.”

The council provide fostering families with wraparound support, comprehensive training and a generous financial package.

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