Friday, 7 December 2012

Martyrs in Foster Parents Appeal

Foster Parent's Appeal Day - Saturday 8th December 2013

On the same day that MTFC play host to Yate Town and the charity walk to raise money for PCH Children's Ward, we appeal for more foster parents.

Representatives from Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council will be on hand on Saturday 8th December at Penydarren Park as they hold an appeal day to encourage more members of the community to come forward and offer their services as foster parents.

The Foster & Adoption Team at MTCBC will be in attendance during the Yate Town game in early December, the same day as the Martyrs hold a charity walk with aims of raising money for Prince Charles Hospital's children's ward. With reports and statistics from the Fostering Network finding out that a child goes into care and needs a foster family every 22 minutes across the UK, it's vitally important that able members of the community get involved and give these young people a stable, safe environment, without the need to be moved around from place to place.

Mark Abraham, Community Liaison Officer for the club, gave his thoughts "It's a great cause to be involved in. From my own background in youth work, I've seen the positive effects and better quality of life for disadvantaged young people that are afforded to them through foster care. It can be hard and challenging but ultimately, it's an extremely rewarding path to go down and I hope that we can help build up more foster carers within the borough. It is absolutely key that these young people are given a safe, nurturing environment with a loving family that can provide the stability they need".

For more information on these opportunities please download the flyer, call 01685 724589 or email