Tonight sees the annual Barnsley Foster Carers Ball taking place, which celebrates the incredible work done by foster carers in the local community. To mark the celebration, we are delighted to welcome 70 foster carers to Oakwell tomorrow for our game against Walsall. The club has donated match tickets to the 70 carers to show our support and appreciation for the work that they do throughout the year for local children in need.
Foster carers provide a lifeline to children whose circumstances mean they can no longer live with their own families. Sometimes, this is for a short time, until a change in circumstances means the child can return home or can be placed with another member of their family. In other cases, children may need to stay in long term foster care or move on to adoption.
Currently there are 19 children in Barnsley counting on us to find them a forever home. Barnsley Council are always on the lookout for those special people who can give a safe and loving home to a child at a time when they need it most. If you choose to become a foster carer, the council will provide all kinds of support to help you look after the children placed in your care.
As a Football Club with deep roots in the local community, we are proud to support the Fostering and Adoption teams at Barnsley Council and we call on our supporters to give them your support too.
For more information on the work done by the Barnsley Council Fostering and Adoption teams, and how you can potentially help local children in the area please click here.