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Past News & Events > Celebration Day for Kinship Carers in Milton Keynes - Saturday 30th June, 2012

This was held at Gulliver’s Land (near Milton Keynes) and was a brilliant celebration!

All you could see, as you looked around, there was a sea of Red T-shirts saying: ‘Fair Deal for Kinship Carers’ There were more than 200 of us and it was a fantastic day.  Apart from a short shower right at the start of the day, the sun shone which made it even better.

Celebration Day for Kinship Carers in Milton Keynes - Saturday 30th June, 2012 Lots of happy faces

It was a great opportunity for children to meet others in the same situation, to realise that they are not on their own and to understand that there are others living with their Nannie or Grandad, Aunt or Uncle, Brother or Sister.  It was a chance to make lots of new friends and catch up with old ones.

We met so many in the same situation as us.  It was just wonderful to hear other children calling ‘Grandma’ or 'Grandad’ and for our children to feel the same as everyone else, for just a short time.

It was a truly wonderful day to end a month of making June 2012 Kinship Care Month!