Team Kinship to walk 52 miles to Coleraine

While celebrating their funding boost from the Big Lottery fund, staff and volunteers from Kinship Care have a busy weekend ahead as they celebrate the charity’s achievements over the past year.

The charity will hold their ‘Big Kinship Care Tea Party’ this afternoon at their support centre on Carlisle Road to say thank you to all those who have supported them over the past year.

The tea party will also be an opportunity to say farewell to #teamkinshipcare as they prepare to walk 52 miles in 2 days from Derry to Coleraine (via Garvagh and Ballymoney) to raise awareness of kinship care and launch their new DVD ‘Keeping Families Together.’

CEO Jacqueline Williamson, who will take part in the walk with Frances McElroy, Susanna Toland, Sandra Doherty and Michelle Dixon said:

“The theme of the walk is ‘Making ends meet’ and for us it’s about highlighting the fact that children in kinship care are twice as likely to live in poverty than other children.”

On Monday, at Derry’s Guildhall Mayor, Brenda Stevenson, will officially launch the ‘Keeping Families Together’ DVD.