Forest teens raise awareness of foster care
Teenagers from the Forest of Dean will be putting their best foot forward to raise awareness of foster care.
Carrie Nicholls, 15, and her sister, Brodie, 14, whose parents have taken in nearly 20 children since 2005, will be marking this year’s Sons and Daughters week by doing a sponsored walk in London on Sunday.
They are two of the five children from the county, aged 11 to 15, taking part in the event wearing Gloucestershire Fostering T-shirts.
Carrie said: “I can’t remember not having other kids at home. We like doing it, we have fun and play with them. It’s just like having two little brothers.
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“The children settle in quite quickly, we try to be as welcoming as we can. It’s upsetting when they leave, but you always know they’re going to leave at some point, so you’re mentally prepared.”
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