Yeovil Town Football club and Fostering in Somerset joined forces on Saturday 11th February, for an afternoon of family fun and awareness-raising.
Sparky the cuddly fostering dragon and The Glovers’ mascot Jolly Green Giant had a warm up with youth players, greeted enthusiastic young fans in the crowd and gave the Glovers a big welcome as they ran on to the pitch to play Leyton Orient.
Alex O’Loughlin of Yeovil Town FC said: “Yeovil Town Football Club is delighted to support a great cause and fun family event; with the greater hope of finding foster parents for children in the local community in need of a loving home. Ian Flack, our Chief Steward here is particularly keen to offer his support, being a foster carer himself in the local area.”
Fostering took centre stage at half time, with a special match ball presentation by Yeovil Town FC’s Finance Director Alan Chamberlain. The ball was signed by all the players and donated to Fostering Somerset as a prize, for future awareness raising activities.
Councillor Frances Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families was really pleased with the success of the event, she said: “This was an enjoyable family event for all and an excellent opportunity to spread the message of our need for foster carers of all ages to provide children with a loving home.
“More foster carers are needed in Somerset right now. If you are over 21, have a spare room and the time to care for a child we would love to hear from you.
“I also want to thank all the staff, players and spectators at Yeovil Town Football Club who made the fostering team so welcome.”
For more information please visit fosteradoptsomerset.org.uk or call 0800 5879900