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CFC's Cumbria team gets walking to help children in need

21 May 2018 | CFC News

CFC's Cumbria team gets walking to help children in need

Three members of Community Foster Care in Cumbria are putting their best feet forward to support a local charity.

Placement Support Worker Viv Gibson, Supervising Social Worker Loren Hannah and student Joanna Tatton are setting off on a 14-mile sponsored walk on Wednesday May 23.

They’ll be supporting the Give Us a Break 2010 charity which aims to open a short break centre for children with disabilities, called the RaynorShine Centre.

The trio are setting off from the CFC offices in Moss Bay House, Peart Road, Derwent Howe, Workington and plan to arrive about two hours later at Maryport Wave Centre. They’ll then wend their way back.

“We’re a local charity ourselves and feel it’s important that we all support each other,” said Loren.

“We also understand the need for respite care and support for families who care for children with physical and learning disabilities as we’ve had experience of working with young people and their families with similar needs. The RaynorShine Centre is a fantastic cause and we want to help in any way we can.

"We were going to do seven miles to Maryport. But I told my brother and he laughed! So we doubled the distance."

The aim of the RaynorShine Centre is to provide short break facilities to support children with disabilities and their families. The charity Give us a Break 2010 has earmarked a location for the new centre. Funds are still needed to buy the property and to get the accommodation ready to accept disabled children for overnight stays and activity sessions.

Community Foster Care is a not-for-profit agency, based in Workington. It provides foster carers for children all over Cumbria and Lancashire.

Anyone who wants to support the CFC walkers can do so at: