Lin hopes her wish will help make the wishes of all foster children come true

Councillor Lin Hazell’s wish is that all children in Buckinghamshire have a safe, happy and loving home.

What’s your greatest wish? We’d like you to tell us.

For the 400 children in our care in Buckinghamshire, their greatest wish is to find a foster home.

As part of national Fostercare Fortnight, we are asking people to tell us their wishes by placing them on one of our Wishing Trees in libraries around the county. Councillor Hazell placed her wish on the tree in Aylesbury Library today to launch the promotion.

The trees are located at:

  • Aylesbury Library
  • Buckingham Library
  • Chesham Library
  • High Wycombe

All you have to do is take one of the tags, write your wish on it and hang it on the tree. The trees will be in libraries until Sunday 29 May.

Councillor Hazell, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, explained the idea behind the Wishing Trees to promote fostering: “Everyone has a wish they would love to come true. Whether it’s something extravagant like winning the Lottery or something very small and personal, we’d like to hear them.

“There are more than 400 children and young people in Buckinghamshire in need of a foster home. We need more people to come forward to open up their homes and lives to these children to help grant them their greatest wish.

“We have an amazing team of foster carers already but we always need more. Fostering can be such a rewarding experience. Yes, it can be difficult at times but we offer full training and all the ongoing support you need. So, if it’s something you’ve ever thought about or are thinking about, please get in touch to find out more.”

The trees have been donated by Hartwell Nurseries in Aylesbury.

To find out more about fostering visit our website: www.buckscc.gov.uk/fostering