Posted October 15, 2019
Blue Sky Fostering entertain at Figheldean for the third year running!
On the 22nd September, the newly-named BSF Fest was held in the lovely village of Figheldean, Wiltshire. The event is organised to allow all looked after young people, Foster Carers, staff and their families, to come together and take part in an eventful day full of music, activities, and food.
For one day, an empty field was transformed into a lively festival that featured inflatable rides, a small petting zoo, face painting, laser tag, and a stage where young people could perform their own music, or choreographed dance. The stage featured special guest, Paula Alionyte, Relationship Manager for the Childs-i Foundation; our chosen charity dedicated to reuniting children with their families in Uganda. As a supporter of this charity, we set up fund-raising events to raise money throughout the year and we have even sent our Social Workers over to Uganda to share their skills with the Childs-i Social Workers.
Blue Sky isn’t an organisation you join, it’s a family where you belong and the day is about everyone in the Blue Sky family connecting in one place and getting to know each other better. Ashleigh Cole, Blue Sky’s Placements Manager, was in charge of hair braiding and face painting for the day and said:
“Reflecting on the Blue Sky Fest always makes me smile, whilst it was a wet day it certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. It was such a wonderful day and it was lovely to see old and new faces. For us in the Placements Team, we often don’t get to meet Foster Carers or the young people that we have matched to them. To read a young person’s journey prior to coming to Blue Sky and then to see them looking so relaxed and happy – thriving in the care of our Foster Carers, is wonderful and really gives us a boost.”
Blue Sky Fostering is proud of hosting events like our BSF Fest to give children and young people in care a sense of belonging. While children and young people are part of the Blue Sky family, we believe it is very important that they not only well looked after, but are allowed to have fun and have the chance to interact with each other as normal children. That’s what the BSF Fest is all about. We are looking forward to next year’s BSF Fest already!
If you would like to join our fostering family and make a difference to young people, then contact us today!