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‘You are all heroes,’ says Dame Janet

12 December 2016 | CFC News

Dame Janet Trotter

Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter, offered tons of praise and loads of thanks to carers in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Presenting the annual awards to all of our CFC carers, she chatted to many of the 55 guests and gave a heartfelt speech. “You may say you’re ordinary people doing an ordinary job, but to me you are absolute heroes,” she said.

“In my teaching career, I realised how important it is for children to have a stable, caring, loving background. But for so many, that is missing.

“If people ask me what I dream for, it’s that each child in this county can develop their full potential. At the moment that is not true. But you are helping cared-for children to become responsible, able and well-adjusted adults. There is nothing more that you can give.”

Chair of Trustees at Community Foster Care, John McLaughlin, thanked Dame Janet and added: “I’m so proud of our carers. The quality of care you provide makes a big difference to improving children’s chances in life. Thankyou for doing so much for us.”

The final hurrah came from Chief Executive Hugh Pelham who thanked the staff of Community Foster Care and Community Family Care. A particular mention went to Office Manager Helen O’Niell for organising such a good lunch party at the Corinium Hotel in Cirencester.

Photo: The annual awards for CFC carers in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire were presented by Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter at the Corinium Hotel in Cirencester.

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