Suzo’s Fostering Story

16 May, 2018 Suzo's Fostering Story

“We love him like he’s one of our own” Suzo shares how he’s fostered over 40 children in 20 years, despite losing his wife nearly 10 years ago. Twenty years ago, Suzo was inspired to become a foster carer by his wife Ruth who was a nursery nurse for several years but always dreamt of […]

Kenya’s Fostering Story

14 May, 2018 Kenya's Fostering Story as a Birth Child

“It’s these small things that make you realise that everything you are doing as a family is completely worthwhile” Kenya shares what’s it’s like being part of a family who fosters and having four more brothers and sisters.  Kenya, now 23, was 17 years old when her family welcomed foster children into their home. Her […]

Brigitte’s Fostering Story

Brigitte's Fostering Story

“I can honestly say that the lives of my own children have been so enriched by this whole experience” Brigitte shares the positive influence fostering a group of four siblings has had on her own children and the great bond they share.  Brigitte, a qualified Social Worker for over twenty years, made the life-changing decision […]

Dawn’s Fostering Story

Dawn Foster Carer Story

“One young person I fostered, now an adult in his thirties, is still in my life today and calls me ‘mum’” Dawn started her fostering career over 26 years ago. She’d always adored children and had spent many years babysitting and childminding. Dawn always felt that caring for children was her ‘calling’ in life, and […]

National Siblings Day 2018

10 April, 2018

  Today we are proudly supporting National Siblings Day – a day to mark and honour the lifelong bonds between brothers and sisters. Siblings Day is celebrated every year on April 10 (today), intending to follow in the spirit of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and aims to celebrate family values. It began in America […]

Staffordshire Bounce with Spider-Man!

26 March, 2018 Events for Foster Children

Our Staffordshire office had lots of fun during February half term, burning off lots of energy at the local trampoline parks in Stoke and Shropshire. The children had lots of fun bouncing around and even Spider-Man made an appearance at one of the events!  

Shropshire Families Take to the Ice!

28 December, 2017 Ice Skating with Foster Families

Our Shropshire foster families got into the Christmas spirit this holiday by taking to the ice and showing off some seriously impressive skills – Dancing on Ice here we come! There were a few tumbles along the way (including staff), but luckily no serious injuries! The children had a lovely time together and were looking […]

Staffordshire’s Trip To See Santa!

20 December, 2017

Our Foster Carers, children and staff took a trip to Amerton Railway, where we boarded our very own train to visit Santa at Toyland! We arrived at Toyland and were greeted by Santa. He spoke with us and gave each of the children a gift, which the adults were treated to a warm mince pie […]

Festive Celebrations in the East Midlands

15 December, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely festive lunch this month with our Foster Carers from the East Midlands area. Everyone attended The Ragley Boat Stop near Barrow-on-Trent, including all our carers, staff members and even a few little ones. It was a lovely day and a great chance to relax after a busy year! Two of our […]

Doing Our Fundraising Thing for BBC Children in Need!

7 December, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our brilliant teams at Orange Grove have successfully raised an astounding £1,222 for BBC Children in Need, after rallying together to support the 2017 Appeal. We held a fancy dress day, as well as a fun coffee morning for staff and foster carers. Staff were also able to win exciting prizes […]