Foster Carer of the Year Awards 2018

14/05/2018

Lynda and Joe McLeigh were named as Foster Carers of Distinction at the Foster Carer of the Year Awards that took place on Saturday 12 May 2018 in the Hilton Hotel, Belfast. The Awards were hosted by the Fostering Network in partnership with the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service.

Lynda and Joe have been recognised for the wonderful foster home they have provided for the 11 children they have cared for over the past 23 years, providing a safe and loving home and also working tirelessly with the many professionals involved in each child’s life. They were nominated by Social Worker Oonagh McClean who said “They are an exceptional couple who give their all to the children currently in their care.” Kathleen Toner, Director of the Fostering Network in Northern Ireland said “It was a real pleasure to meet Lynda and Joe and to hear about the real difference they are making to children’s lives. Their commitment to support children in foster care is inspirational.”

Pictured left to right: Una Carragher, Regional Adoption and Fostering Service, Lynda and Joe McLeigh, Foster Carers of Distinction and Kathleen Toner, Director of the Fostering Network in Northern Ireland.