Published Friday 19 June 2015 at 9:47
A winning painting by a Blackburn boy is taking pride of place in new calendar.
The picture is called “I Love Life” and was painted by a local 10 year-old-boy, and has been chosen for a new charity calendar as part of a national competition.
The boy is in local foster care and painted the heart to show how happy he is with his carers. It was the only painting chosen for the calendar, as all the other winning entries were photographs.
In a comment about the painting, he said: “I love life because you get to do more things and get more chances to have a better life than at home. Life with my foster carers is great.”
It is Community Care’s third annual charity photo competition. Called ‘Inspiring Images of Social Care’, the 2016 calendar celebrates the dedication of people working in social care and the achievements of people they support.
The calendar will be sent out to thousands of social professionals across the country .
Councillor Maureen Bateson, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Executive member for Children’s Services, said:
The painting is fantastic and is a deserving winner. It is great it will be included in this calendar and I want to congratulate this very talented boy on a big achievement.”
Service Leader for the Fostering Service, Alyson Hanson, added:
Foster carers can make such a huge difference to a child’s life and this picture shows how happy children can become with the right care even if they haven’t had the best start in life.”
If you would like more information about becoming a foster carer visit letsfoster.co.uk or contact direct on 0800 328 6919.