From Doncaster to the slopes of Nepal; DFCA donation will go a long way

Members of the Doncaster Foster Carer Association (DFCA) have this week donated £100 to a school in Nepal as part of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust Chief Executive’s fundraising mission.

Paul Moffat, the Trust Chief Executive, will be visiting the school in Hangdewa, Nepal, later this month, he said: “I’m passionate about helping children to stay safe, well and flourish in Doncaster and I am hoping to be able to share a little bit of that with the children I’ll be meeting in Nepal.”

“The school I am visiting has been built to give children a chance for a better future in the face of poverty on a level I’ve not witnessed before. As little as £5 can make a huge difference, providing lunches for a month, a second set of clothes or warm accessories for the winter months.”

“The donation from the DFCA is incredibly generous; a gift from children who understand the difference a little support and understanding can make to someone’s life.”

Paul was presented with the donation during the DFCA weekly youth club; the only specialist weekly youth club in the country for children in care and their foster families.

Speaking of the donation, DFCA Secretary and Doncaster Free Press ‘Golden Child’ award winner, Tracey Sinnott said: “When the children and young people at our youth club heard about Paul’s trip to meet with school children in Nepal, they wanted to help make a difference to their lives and share something with them.”

“For the children this isn’t just about donating money, but also sharing some messages of inspiration and kindness.” 

Alongside the donation children and young people at the youth club are sending their messages of support, encouragement and inspiration with photographs for Paul to share with the children at the school.

Sue May, Head of Service for Looked After Children added: “The children and young people we work with are incredibly thoughtful and inspirational. They understand the importance of support in times of trouble and, alongside their foster carers, want to help make a difference to the lives of children and young people in other countries too.”

Finally, Paul added: “It is a great privilege that I get to meet with children and young people in Doncaster who we have helped to thrive and reach their aspirations.”

“I’m looking forward to doing the same with the children at the school in Nepal; I’m already planning my next visit to see the difference our support has made.”

To find out more about Paul’s trip and the work he is doing in Nepal, or to donate to the cause, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/raisingfundschildreninnepal

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