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Hairy Bikers Rev up Support for City Fostering Campaign

As all Open Council members know, Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers know all about MOTs but they are asking the people of Newcastle to give TLC to some of the city’s most vulnerable children and young people.

They are lending their support to Newcastle City Council’s Foster a Future Campaign which aims to give help and support to people who wanting to become new foster carers.

The motorcycle mad duo learned about the campaign when they switched on city’s Christmas lights last November.

North East born Si said: “Please give a child a fighting chance and consider fostering.  There is a great team of people to support you and your family.

“It’s a big decision, but give it a go and give a child a loving, secure and happy home - what better gift could you give?”

This week volunteers from the city council will take to the streets on Thursday, 21 May from 3pm where they’ll be giving out information about Foster and Future.

Leaflets will give links to information about training and support, plus details of payments of up to £400 per child per week.

Anyone can become a foster carer regardless of religion, gender, sexuality, marital status or employment status, all you have to do is give someone a warm and loving home.

Working with the city council’s fostering unit you will be given advice on the different types of placement you can offer from a short term stay to something longer.

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