Foster Carers Kick off ‘Halloween’ Celebrations24th October 2022
Halloween celebrations got off to a spooky start this week as the South Eastern Trust’s Foster Carer Support Group in Warren Children’s Centre in Lisburn came together to design and create Halloween decorations. The group, led by local Foster Carer, Geolin Walsh, got into the spirit of the season and turned their hands to some spooky face painting with a touch of special effects makeup!
Speaking at the event, Geolin said, “The event starts off with those attending saying they aren’t crafty enough, but by the end of the class, they have mastered their own creations!
“Everyone who attended the event enjoyed a well-deserved cuppa along with some Halloween treats, which provided a great opportunity to chat and socialise with each other.”
Jessica Kernohan, a local Foster Carer who attended also added, “The event provided us with lots of laughs and entertainment and a chance to have a cuppa and a bun. We made cobwebs and painted some bandages that were wrapped in glass jars!
“Geolin guided us through creating special effects using make-up which was really interesting and fun. This allowed me to bring my learning home and show the young girl living with us some of the special effect make-up techniques. She was able to share with her friends some of her learning which has really helped build her confidence.”
Emma Williams, a Social Worker in the South Eastern Trust Fostering Team who supports Foster Carers said, “Our Foster Carer Support Groups are held regularly throughout the Trust. They are an opportunity for Foster Carers, both experienced and new to the role, to make connections, share experiences & knowledge, but most importantly have fun together over a cup of tea!
“Geolin is already planning her Christmas craft session and she has lots of ideas for the group to try out and bring home to get all the children involved.”
If you are interested in hearing more about becoming a Foster Carer, call us on (0800) 0720 137 or enquire online by visiting https://adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net/ where you will also find lots of information and FAQs about becoming a Foster Carer.