Fostering couple are recognised

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A BIG hearted Mexborough couple have received recognition for their ten years service to fostering.

Vicky Gill, 55, and her husband Stephen, 57, were approved as foster carers with care agency, Foster Care Associates (FCA) Yorks and Lincs, on November 15, 2002, and have since cared for over 40 children and young people on respite or emergency foster care placements.

Vicky said: “I was a nurse for 27 years before I turned to a career in fostering. I wanted a new challenge, and after seeing an advert in the paper Stephen and I went along to an FCA information event.

“At first I was very apprehensive, but as I learnt more I found myself incredibly impressed by the support offered by staff and other foster carer. Ten years on and we’ve never looked back.”