On Saturday 19th August TACT Cymru staff, foster carers and children from across Wales gathered at Llangranog to commemorate 30 years of TACT making a positive difference to the lives of children in care.
Mike Anthony, Area Manager for Wales (pictured above), said “Llangranog has long been central to what we have done over the years, it’s a place where children and young people have really grown and developed lovely memories, ongoing friendships with other children in TACT and really good relationships with staff”.
The day was spent singing songs, partaking in activities, and recognising the achievements of children through our Children’s Awards.
Brian, a foster carer from Mid Glamorgan said, “it was a fantastic day and even as someone newly involved with TACT, it was one of the best social events ever”.
His teenage foster child, applauded for the recital of her original poem, said, “Honestly, the atmosphere was amazing. I enjoyed all the activities and meeting new people”.
The day trips to Llangranog started 15 years ago by Sharon, TACT Cymru’s Children’s Support Worker. She is, the second longest serving staff member in TACT, and was honoured on the day for her excellent work and long service.
Being present at the anniversary gave foster carers the opportunity to understand the significance and positive impact Llangranog has on the children who gather there each year.
Sandra, a TACT Senior Supervising Social Worker remarked on how “Driving home I felt very emotional. The food – especially the chocolate cake, venue, and all attending made it a very special day. Lots of fun was had by everyone during the activities and I have lovely memories to take away from the day”.
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