Last Saturday marked the annual Rainbow Children’s Foster Care Awards. These were held at Rainbows head office and amid the sea of confectionery, cake and enthusiasm there were some rather splendid awards to be presented. It is always humbling to see children and young people for whom life has been hard, sometimes very hard, come through to win recognition for their achievements. Rainbow’s director, Aijaz Ahmad, presented the individual trophies and certificates to some very well turned out winners: perhaps next year we may introduce a supplementary award for the category of best dressed winner! The only hitch in the proceedings was Aijaz’s faulty camera so we shall be posting some pictures of the awards in the next blog. The way things are developing at Rainbow, we are confident the world’s press will be in attendance next year so pictures will not be a problem!
On a more serious note, as one of the leading private foster care agencies, Rainbow always make point of recognising the efforts made by the children and young people we have. These also include some of the birth children in our foster families who are highly deserving of recognition. The Awards also provide an annual focus for the wider Rainbow community to come together in celebration.
And this Sunday, the glitz, glamour and excitement will continue unabated as Rainbow Fostering will be holding their Annual Foster Carer Awards, so we’ll be rolling out our special ‘Rainbow Red Carpet’ for the second week running.
Our foster children award winners were: D’Andre Quailey, Z’haliyah Quailey, Isiaah Quailey, Malakei Quailey, Shewit Gebrehewot, Damien Irvin, Lauren Burns, Thomas Burdon, Nazir Khan, Kavian Balgrove and Seraphina Woodhouse.
Our birth children award winners were: Roxie Cavill, Emma Cavill, Amish Patel and Diya Uddin.
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