Success at Doncaster Superkids awards

Wednesday night saw the shining stars of Doncaster’s children and young people awarded at the Doncaster Superkids Awards, of which Doncaster Children’s Services Trust and Trust Fostering were the main sponsor.

More than 70 children and young people were nominated for the awards, ranging from enterprising star and technology whizz right the way through to fearless bravery and dynamic fundraiser.

Of the award winners was the incredible Caitlin an inspiration to the local community. Caitlin won the award for ‘Extraordinary Inspirer’ for her work to help children in care have their voices heard, through the Children in Care Council, interviewing prospective social workers and foster carers and being involved in Total Respect training. Alongside this Caitlin has also been actively involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award donating teddy bears to St Johns Hospice for patients to give to their grandchildren or relatives as a memory bear.

Finalists in the Mighty Performer category were ‘One Heart’, a group made up of five young ladies who have been attending our Independent Visitors Youth Club together and have written a song about being in care.

Writing the song wasn’t an easy process, with the girls doing some soul searching to get across what it is like to be in care and the support they give one another. ‘One Heart’ will be performing at this year’s Xmas Factor and are also going to be making a video for the song very soon.

And finally, Mockingbird Hub Carer, Tracey was awarded with the ‘Golden Child’ achievement award for her role in supporting children through being a foster carer. Tracey has been a carer for five years, and a Mockingbird hub carer for the last two.

A complete surprise, Tracey told us:

“I felt completely honoured and overwhelmed to receive the award and I would like to thank everyone who nominated me. I love being a Mockingbird Hub carer and I feel very privileged to be part of Doncaster Children's Services Trust. I have a fantastic network of support in working for the Trust and would say to anyone who is thinking about being a foster carer to get in touch without delay.”

You can find out more about Fostering with the Trust by visiting our Fostering website Trust Fostering.

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