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In Memory of Kerri

Over the last two months Fostering People have been raising funds and awareness for Thrombosis UK, in memory of our dearly missed colleague, Kerri.

May 29 2024 - 4 min read

Over the last two months Fostering People have been raising funds and awareness for Thrombosis UK, following the sad loss of one of our Social Workers last summer.

Kerri was a dearly loved and sadly missed social worker from our Yorkshire Team, she was only with us for two and a half years prior to her sudden death but made a real impact not only to the foster families she supported, but also to the whole Fostering People family.

The team at Fostering People wanted to do to something that reflected Kerri's bubbly, fun loving personality, whilst also highlighting the need to keep active to avoid the risks of what is often known as a silent killer.

So our first activity was an 80's themed Zumba Style class.

Our second activity was a memory walk on Saturday 18th May. The walk took place in the regions of Fostering People, teams came together with Staff, Foster Parents and Children, led by our Yorkshire team, where Kerri spent the last two and a half years of her life.  Those that couldn’t make the team events, still took part, joining the groups via WhatsApp.

From Roseberry Topping, one of the highest peaks in the North East, to Crosby Beach with its famous statues by Anthony Gormley in the North West, our teams experienced the best of the British weather along the way.

Everyone taking part walked a minimum of 2.5 miles to represent the time Kerri spent with the Fostering People team.  Many spending time on the walk thinking and reminiscing along the way.

Our Yorkshire team were joined by members of Kerri’s family, and her husband said “if we get the message across to even a few people, we’ve achieved something.  If we knew the symptoms, Kerri might still be with us”.

Our North West team were joined on the walk by a member of the Thrombosis UK charity, she said “Thrombosis UK, is a very small charity and we want to thank everyone who has taken part and donated.  We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and support from everyone”.

So far we have raised  a massive £1,205 via the dedicated Just Giving Page

Just Giving Page

The page remains open, so if you feel able to donate, this will make a difference to help raise awareness of the risks and symptoms of Thrombosis.