THE cast of Harrogate Theatre’s annual pantomime will be adding a touch of sparkle to the lives of foster children this Christmas when they join forces with Fostering North Yorkshire.
The theatre has invited more than 100 fostered children and their foster carers to their production of Beauty and the Beast, which runs until January 15.
Rob McMurdo, Harrogate Theatre’s Marketing Manager said: “It’s a privilege to be able to do this for so many children.”
County Coun Carl Les, Executive Member for Fostering North Yorkshire, said: “This is a marvellous gesture by the theatre, and we are most grateful for the support it demonstrates for fostering.
“Events like this help show our carers how much their work is appreciated. Too often it is assumed that children are in the care of the local authority because they have caused problems in the past. This is rarely the case – too often, it’s because of other people’s difficulties.”
l People interested in finding out more about fostering should call Fostering North Yorkshire on 0800 054 6989.
l The next fostering information evening is on Tuesday, January 24