Foster carer community celebrated in festive season

CELEBRATING the meaningful impact and significant contribution of our foster carer network is important to our agency.

We work with an amazing community of foster carers across the Limestone Coast, Riverland, Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula, who every day are making a difference in the lives of children and young people.

One way we were able to acknowledge this commitment in 2023 was through our Christmas parties held in Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge and Loxton early in the festive season to bring together foster carers and their families, including young people in care.

These regional events provided a valuable opportunity to celebrate and thank our carers, who were able to socialise with fellow foster carers and share in festive cheer.

Our agency was not alone in showing its appreciation for local foster carers, with businesses generously sharing their time or donating goods in support of the initiative.

This included a group of OneFortyOne employees bringing their own barbecue along to the Mount Gambier event, cooking lunch for guests while they enjoyed entertainment from local music duo Strings Attached.

Staff at The Loxton Club, which welcomed our Riverland carer community, went above and beyond to facilitate our event and ensure it was a relaxed, enjoyable day for our special guests. also received generous support of local businesses that donated food or gifts to help make the celebrations special, including She’s Apples, Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Good360, Mount Gambier and District Community Bank, Metro Bakery and Café, Backpacks for Kids SA, Gambier West Service Station, Raptchau, AFL Max, 1924, Bounce, GCS, Little Local CO, Grazing for Dayz, Woolworths, Serenity, and Fruit and Veg Shop.

It is these gratefully received donations of goods, services or time from our local communities that help increase the impact we can have on country people.

This also allowed gifts to be handed out to children and young people in care, along with the children of carers, who welcome foster siblings into their homes.

The regional foster carer Christmas celebrations form part of yearly calendar of events aimed at building relationships and supportive connections between our foster carer network.

This includes regular coffee mornings or other gatherings throughout the year. is grateful for the contributions made by our country communities to help us support people experiencing hardship. If you would like to learn more about how you can support, visit our donate page or contact us.

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