Pathway Care’s Youth Council organises Birmingham charity walk
Pathway Care’s Youth Council has organised a charity walk in Birmingham for foster carers and staff members to raise money for a Solihull children’s charity.
The Youth Council, which is made up of six members of children in care aged between 10 and 16 years of age, has organised a sponsored 2k and 5k walk which are set to take place on 20 August 2015 at Cannon Hill Park.
Funds will be raised for AKAMBA, a charity that supports the needs of disadvantaged children in other countries.
Catherine Rioda, regional service manager for Pathway Care in the Midlands, said: “Our whole ethos is around offering support and care to vulnerable children. The Youth Council meets every school holiday to participate in the review and improvement of our service and does a great job in organising events like the Charity Walk – it’s great that our members are thinking about other children and wanting to help their community with this event.
“This event is a great opportunity for our young people, staff and foster carers to work collectively to support AKAMBA and help them support others. We support our foster carers in a number of different ways – from holding events such as the charity walk, to the high quality support we offer as part of our package – 24 hours a day, therapists, social worker and nationally recognised qualifications. We look forward to our Youth Council raising funds for a worthwhile cause.”
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