Sefton Council and the Plaza Cinema join forces to help bring the festive cheer to foster families.
Sefton’s fostering families were enchanted as they joined together for a special screening of Encanto at Crosby’s Plaza Cinema, as part of the Fostering Services’ Christmas celebrations.
Sefton partnered with the Plaza Community Cinema in Crosby to arrange for the showing of the new Disney film, which focuses on the importance of family. The event was organised to say ‘thank you’ to Sefton’s foster families for all the invaluable work they do to look after vulnerable children from the Borough.
Angela, who has been a foster carer for nearly 30 years and who came along to the screening with her foster children, said:
“All of the children have had a brilliant time at the pictures, and it’s been so good to get together and have a catch up with other carers.
“I absolutely love being a foster carer and have always known it was something I was going to do. If anybody is thinking about it, please get in touch with Sefton Council and you won’t regret it. It’s really, really rewarding.”
Cllr Mhairi Doyle MBE, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said:
“I am so happy that we were able to bring our foster carers and their families together a Christmas time to create some special memories and put an extra smile on our young people’s faces.
“It has been a difficult year and we want to let our carers know how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication.
“Events like this show how, as a foster carer at Sefton, you will be part of one big family and support network so if you are thinking about fostering please get in touch.”
Christine Physick from the Plaza Community Cinema said:
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome foster families for a special screening at the Plaza. As a Community Cinema events like these are what we are all about.
“We’ve had a lot of happy children and happy families so it’s great to be able to give them a little celebration at the end of what has been a difficult year.”
Sefton’s Foster Carers receive full training and support, plus payments for their skills and allowances. Anyone who is thinking about fostering can find out more by speaking to one of the team. Get in touch on our freephone number 0800 923 2777
People can also find out more on our dedicated website https://seftonfostering.co.uk/
To find out about films at Crosby’s Plaza Cinema, visit www.plazacinema.org.uk