Christmas is just around the corner!

We’ve launching a festive campaign to encourage Reading residents to consider giving the gift of home to a vulnerable child or a young person.

The 12 Days of Christmas campaign highlights the fact that individuals or families could be fostering a child and giving them a stable, safe and loving home next Christmas if they enquire now.

Starting on Tuesday 13 December and running until Christmas Eve, the campaign will be focusing on a different aspect of fostering each day.

From the attributes you need and the benefits of having a foster child in your life to busting some fostering myths – our social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, will reveal what it takes to become a foster carer.

Commenting on the campaign, Di Smith, Board Chair of BFfC, said: “Christmas is a time for giving and I cannot think of many better gifts than providing a vulnerable child or young person with a safe, loving home.

“Friends and family are particularly in our thoughts at this time of year but sadly there are children who will not be experiencing the magic and joy of Christmas they deserve.

“We need more foster carers in Reading to ensure vulnerable Reading children can stay close to their families and friends. If you enquire about fostering with us now, you could be giving a child or young person their best ever Christmas next year.”

Why not take the first step? Head to our enquiry page!