And we’re starting off this year’s festivities with Melton’s Annual Christmas Tree Festival!
Showcasing our young people’s talents is the best part of Christmas time at The CFT. Throughout December, our regional offices host a tonne of events for all our birth and foster children where they get crafty and creative building decorations and designig christmas cards to get into the spirit of the time of year!
Given how popular our submission to the Melton Christmas Tree festival was last year, we gave our children another go at decorating our christmas tree for the 2022 festival. Running a competition to design a decoration and our annual christmas card.
We received some incredible decorations this year and our tree is looking fabulous! If you get a chance, head over to St Mary’s Church and enjoy the incredible tree’s altogether.
Melton Christmas Tree Festival 2022 – St. Mary’s Church
Not forgetting our carers!
The time of year gives us an extra opportunity to treat our carers, who do so much every year they foster. Christmas can be a tough time of year with extra pressures regarding the cost of living and how to manage time and money. It’s a priority for us to spend time together, away from the children at our regional foster carers christmas meal’s to relax, have a good laugh and take a breath to enjoy eachother’s company.
We’ve acknowledged throughout the year the extras needed to provide for children in the care of local authorities, the exceptional lengths our carers go to cannot be sustained without the provision of extra financial and emotional support and at Christmas, that really comes to the fore.
Get in the Christmas groove!
We’ll be announcing the winners of both our Christmas ornament and card competitions soon, so watch this space! And if you’re in and around Melton, enjoy the festival and be sure to tag us on social media if you see our tree.
From everyone at The Children’s Family Trust, no matter if you celebrate the season or not – We wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous festive period.
To our employees, carers, birth and foster children. Thank you for making our Trust a special place to work.
2022 may have presented challenges that many wouldn’t have predicted, however every single person affiliated with The CFT has pulled together to ensure we not only survive but continue to thrive, together. We are here throughout the festive period if you need support of any kind, at any time.
Get in touch, we are here for you.
News & Jobs
News stories and job vacancies from our member agencies, the fostering sector and the world of child protection and safeguarding as a whole.