An afternoon of free family fun helped the Reading Fostering and Adoption team celebrate Black History Month.
Held at Emmanuel Methodist Church on Saturday, October 18, the day included an African dancing workshop, a performance by steel drummers RASPO, balloon modelling and traditional African foods.
Reading-based charity Creating Better Futures ran a face painting stall, raising funds for its work with orphans in Zimbabwe and gave children the chance to become superheroes or cartoon characters for the day.
A large bouncy castle was hugely popular as was the creatively made balloon models.
The dance demonstration came from Oxfordshire-based Lakica Grace. After an energetic display that lit up the room, she then encouraged her audience to get involved and have a go themselves.
The Reading Fostering and Adoption team were also on hand to answer questions about becoming a foster carer or giving advice to those looking to adopt.
Reading’s churches are backing a fostering initiative called Home4Good. It will be launched at a special service to be held at Wycliffe Baptist Church at 10.45am on Sunday, November 2. The founder of the Home4Good movement, Dr Kris Kandiah, will be the guest speaker. Everyone will be made welcome.
For more details on fostering, log on to www.reading.gov.uk/fostering.