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Visit us at John Lewis Exeter this December

Fostering Devon stand inside John Lewis Exeter

The Fostering Devon team are excited to be returning to John Lewis this December to promote fostering to Devon’s residents.

Many of you will remember the now infamous John Lewis ad from last Christmas, which followed a couple eagerly awaiting the arrival of a care experienced child to their family.

Knowing that the young person was a keen skateboarder, the carer spent the weeks leading up to the child’s arrival date learning how to skateboard, so when the young person arrived, they would feel welcome and settled. It was a beautiful depiction of the relationship between a carer and their new family, and one that certainly tugged on more than a few heartstrings.

The advert promoted some really great conversations nationally, and locally, we were able partner up with John Lewis in Exeter to have a display in their Exeter store, and meet some of you when you visited the High Street.

We’re looking forward to returning back to the store again this December, and if you’re considering fostering, we would love to invite you to come visit our team for a chat. We’ll be at the store on the following dates and times:

Wednesday 6th December: 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 13th December: 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 20th December: 10am – 4pm

Our live recruitment events are a great way to get to know the team, learn about the different types of fostering and where to begin with your fostering journey.

“We’re really delighted to be back at John Lewis for a second year. The partnership has done a huge amount to raise awareness of fostering in the UK, and it’s great to be able to visit their stores and have a place that residents can come and visit us, chat, and learn more… all whilst doing their Christmas shopping! John Lewis have shown fantastic support to fostering communities and continue to promote themselves as a Fostering Friendly employer.

Emma Nobes, Fostering Service Manager

As well as finding our team at Exeter’s John Lewis store this December, you can join us online at one of our information online information evenings. Details below:

Fostering Devon events in December

Online Information Sessions

Our informal drop-in information sessions are there to help you learn about what it’s like to foster with Fostering Devon. It’s a perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions and meet a member of our team. The sessions take place via Microsoft Teams, and are on the following dates and times this month…

Thursday 7th December: 7pm – 8pm

Thursday 14th December: 11am – 12pm