Fife foster families nurture sunflowers

Winners of Fife Council's fostering families' sunflower growing competition, with Councillor Bryan Poole and Rae Ormiston, family placement service manager.
Winners of Fife Council's fostering families' sunflower growing competition, with Councillor Bryan Poole and Rae Ormiston, family placement service manager.
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Fife Council fostering families have been growing sunflowers in a competition over the summer - and the winners have now been presented with their prizes.

The prizes of large ‘Jolly Scarecrows’ recognised all the care and attention given to the plants to help them grow and flower.

Angela Cheney, foster carer, said: “My children were all involved in planting and caring for their sunflowers. They had great fun watching the seeds germinate and grow and were thrilled when the flowers burst out.”

Councillor Bryan Poole, Fife Council’s executive spokesman for children and families, said: “Thank you to all the fostering families who took part and congratulations to those who managed to overcome the poor summer weather to grow their sunflowers.

“Fostering families are amazing because of the wonderful care and commitment they give to children who need a foster family through all the seasons of the year.

“Being a foster carer is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles anyone can play in a child’s life.

“We are keen to recruit more foster carers in Fife so that the children and young people can stay as close to their local communities as possible.”

If you feel you could make a difference to a child in Fife contact the council’s family placement team on 01383 602235.