Scores of fantastic fostering families joined together for a fun-filled day at the annual Fostering Picnic in the Park event last week.

The outdoor event was organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Fostering for Wolverhampton team who laid on fun, games and a picnic for foster families in Wolverhampton at Bantock Park on Friday (5 August).

More than 140 people joined in the fun on the afternoon, with families being given exclusive access to Jollies Inflatable Fun Fair, which opened to the public the next day.

The event is just one of several free social events organised throughout the year for foster families who are part of Fostering for Wolverhampton, the City Council’s fostering service. The events offer an opportunity for foster families and children in care to meet up and have fun together during the school holidays.

Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “This is just one of the many events we usually hold for our fostering community throughout the year. It’s an opportunity to bring everyone together – foster carers, children and staff – and have a fun-filled afternoon.

"It’s also a chance for us to give something back to our many foster carers, who do such a good job looking after children in care. I'd encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a foster carer to visit or call us on 01902 551133."