Cardiff Winter Wonderland praised for welcoming hundreds of Looked After Children

Cardiff Winter Wonderland has been applauded for hosting a special event for Cardiff's Looked After Children.

Nearly 250 of the city's Looked After Children, their carer's and their families were invited to the seasonal attraction to enjoy a morning of skating, rides and refreshments, all on the house.

Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Cllr Graham Hinchey said: "I would like to personally thank Norman Sayer and his team at Cardiff Winter Wonderland for the generosity they have shown to our Looked After Children and their families, an act of kindness that has meant so much to them. I would also like to thank Cardiff's Children's Services senior management team who work hard all year round and did a great job to coordinate the event.

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Photo: Cllr Graham Hinchey with staff from Children's Services.

"We are grateful for the fantastic care and support our carers provide to some of Cardiff's most vulnerable children and young people and this was a wonderful way to say thank you and give something back, in the true spirit of Christmas.

Cardiff Council's Chief Executive, Paul Orders added: "This event was an outstanding example of how employers and businesses can give something back to the people of Cardiff who need it the most.

"I would be delighted if more organisations came forward with kind gestures like this, which really make a difference to a young person's life, particularly at this time of year.

"Thank you to Norman and the staff at Cardiff Winter Wonderland for a fantastic day which will be treasured for many years to come."

Cardiff has over 900 Looked After Children and the Council is looking for foster carers from a variety of backgrounds with unique experiences, skills & qualities.

There are different types of foster care, including respite (short stay), long-term and supported lodgings.

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