Wednesday 25th April 2012
Foster carers and looked after children have helped raise hundreds of pounds for injured soldiers at a spring jamboree.
The event, organised by independent foster agency, Foster Care Associates (FCA), helped raise £600 for the Help For Heroes charity.
The jamboree, at FCA's North East regional office in Chester-le-Street, Durham, was attended by more than 80 staff, carers and children.
Mick Austin area manager for FCA North East said: "There was a real atmosphere at the event and the generosity and enthusiasm of staff and foster carers encapsulates the spirit of the North East team.
"We hold a jamboree twice a year and it's a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the hard work of foster carers and the positive outcomes they achieve with the children and young people they look after."
Guests enjoyed traditional cake sales, auctions, a raffle, and a tombola to raise funds for current or former soldiers and their families.
The day also celebrated the work of long-term foster carers with awards given to those who have been with the agency for five and 10 years.