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 […]

Chocolate Hamper Competition Winner!

1 November, 2017

Thank you to all the children and young people who sent in some fantastic pictures for our Chocolate Hamper Competition. It was so difficult to choose a winner! Take a look at our winning entry from Corey, aged 6. We love the cute reindeer! Well done to everyone who sent us a picture – We will be decorating […]

Orange Grove Step Back in History

15 August, 2017

Our fostering team in Chislehurst held their recent summer event at Hever Castle in Kent. Lots of foster children and their families joined the team for a wonderful day out, experiencing 500 years of history and learning all about the castle and how it was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. After visiting the castle, […]

A Celebration for Foster Carers’ Children

20 June, 2017

This month, we had our annual celebration of our wonderful birth children – our way of saying thank you to them for opening their hearts and homes to our foster children. We know that fostering is something that the whole family is involved in, and the children of Foster Carers play an important role in […]

Foster Care Fortnight Celebration

31 May, 2017

As part of the Fostering Network’s national Foster Care Fortnight campaign, our team at Three Shires attended a special celebration lunch in Milton Keynes. Foster carers and social work staff all enjoyed a wonderful meal, and reflected on the excellent work of the past year. Fostering is a challenging role, but one that is so rewarding […]

Foster Care Transforms Lives

8 May, 2017

It is the start of Foster Care Fortnight; the Fostering Network’s annual campaign, which recognises the importance of fostering and how this transforms lives. The campaign highlights the fact that 9,070 new foster families are needed in the next 12 months alone to care for a range of children. The greatest need being for foster carers for […]

Fostering Celebration Day a hit with carers and children alike!

5 May, 2017

A huge thank you to the Orange Grove Staffordshire foster carers and children for making our 2017 Fostering Celebration event such a huge success! Held in the luxurious surrounds of Rodbaston Hall, the OG staff team pulled out all the stops to ensure their carers and children were recognised and rewarded for their efforts and […]