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Over 200 people came together to enjoy a day of film and fun, supporting children in care and their families.

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Last month, the council hosted a ‘film festival extravaganza’ at Walton Hall and Gardens for foster families and the children and young people in their care.

The main event was a screening of family favourite, Minions, where guests were able to sit back and relax on deckchairs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Guests were also given access to their choice of either Adventure Golf, Pitch ‘n’ Put, or pottery making.

Other entertainment included an inflatable bouncy slide, an assault course for teenagers, arts and crafts, glitter tattoos and a chill out area. Circus workshops from Juggling Jim Mellor completed the action-packed roster of events for the day.

Throughout the event, the council’s Fostering Association, made up of foster carers themselves, also hosted a stall with the aim of engaging fellow carers in their activities.

Cllr Sarah Hall, cabinet member for children’s services said: “Foster families are integral to our community and play a vital role in supporting the development of our children and young people in care. We are eager to show our support and appreciation to Warrington foster families and children in care and provide opportunities for the local fostering community to come together.

“This was a fantastic and well-deserved treat for everyone involved and it was a great opportunity for families of the local fostering community to have some fun, share experiences, find support, and enjoy entertainment for the whole family.”

Find out more about the council’s fostering network, Foster4 at

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