Thousands of daffodils to be delivered in heartfelt gesture to foster carers across Scotland this Mother’s Day 

09/03/2024
Swiis Foster Care is honouring its foster carers, sending thousands of daffodils – the flower of new beginnings - nationwide. The flowers have been hand-picked by father and daughter duo, Reuben and Harriet Curnow at Nanfan Farm, Cornwall and arranged into bouquets by Cornish Blooms.

In today’s diverse society, parenting takes many forms, and as Mother’s Day approaches, Swiis Foster Care is recognising that it is not just ‘Mothers’ who foster. 

Swiis Foster Care Scotland shone a light on Swiis foster carers across Scotland with a gesture of heartfelt appreciation, acknowledging the invaluable contribution they make to young people’s lives.

Vibrant 30-stem bouquets of beautiful daffodils – a flower that signifies new beginnings – will be presented to Swiis foster carers at an ‘Every Parent’ event in Swiiss’s Dunfermline base at Carnegie Campus South, Enterprise Way.

The daffodils were chosen because a new beginning is something that many foster carers offer to the children in their care.

Foster parents are pivotal in providing love, stability, and support to children and young people in care, offering them a safe and nurturing environment to thrive in. Their dedication, compassion and unwavering commitment makes a significant difference to the lives of many children, laying the foundation for brighter futures.

Tim Notchell, company director and CEO at Swiis Foster Care, explained: “As we approach this special day, Swiis Foster Care would like to reflect on the remarkable commitment and compassion of our foster carers across Scotland we are immensely grateful every day for their dedication to the children and young people they look after.

“We also extend our sincere thanks to all foster carers across the UK and celebrate them for their help in improving the lives of so many children and young people in care.”

The daffodils were grown on Nanfan Farm, in Cornwall by father and daughter, Reuben and Harriet Curnow and hand-tied into bunches made up with fresh eucalyptus foliage by Cornish florist Cornish Blooms. The bouquets will be presented to Swiis foster carers during the ‘Every Parent’ coffee morning ahead of the special day.

A child in foster care shared the role his foster carer plays in his life: “I have a nice, kind, and caring foster parent.  He buys us lots of clothes and we have loads of stuff now.  He makes me and my brother feel part of the family and he does the best food! I am now learning to cook like him.  If I ever need anything he is always there for me!”

Swiis Foster Care remains committed to providing the support, training, and guidance to ensure their foster carers are equipped for the role of fostering and of ensuring the outcomes for the children in their care remain outstanding.

Last year Swiis Foster Care were able to source loving homes for a significant number of children, yet each year the number of children needing support, love and care of a foster parent grows. With 43,000 foster households currently in England, there is a growing deficit of foster carers.

Driven by the need for more foster carers across the UK, Swiis Foster Care is committed to recruiting greater number of foster carers across Scotland and beyond who will be appropriately trained and supported to excel in their new fostering career.

For more information on fostering, please visit www.swiisfostercarescotland.com.

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