A COUPLE from Padiham who have been fostering with Barnardo’s for almost three years is encouraging more foster families to come forward.

John Williams and Carole Bidder are currently fostering a teenage boy Carole, who has four grown-up children, said: “I decided to foster when I was coming up to retirement as I still felt like I had so much more to give.”

Carole, says their foster child has come into his own since he has been with them. She added: “Having him with us has given us a sense of fulfilment as we know we are helping a young person.”

To find out morevisit www.barnardos.org.uk/ fostering or call 08000 277 280