Foster Care UK Croydon raises over £400 at fundraiser to help beat eating disorders


By - Friday 16th January, 2015

Celebrating foster carers was the theme behind an annual dinner and dance entitled ‘Dancing to the B-eat’, hosted by Croydon’s FosterCare UK to reward the hard work and dedication of foster carers, social workers and staff employed by the organisation, which has raised over £400. 


Foster Care UK presenting £400 to B-eat.
Photo by Foster Care UK, used with permission.

Release begins: Dancing kicked off with resident foster carer and reggae artist Marion Platt (AKA Mystical Vibe) who launched her debut album Queen of the Ghetto at the event. She performed “I surrender” to an entranced audience before a live band and disco had foster carers from all over the region dancing into the early hours.

The evening was topped off with an announcement that the fundraiser had raised £400 for B-eat – a national charity helping adults and young people in the UK to beat their eating disorders.

Held at the Ashford International Hotel, the black-tie event started with a drinks reception, followed by a delicious three-course meal, live band, disco and magician.

FosterCare UK’s Managing Director, Jonathan Toomey said:

“We are passionate about transforming the lives of young people in care. Whilst fostering is incredibly rewarding, it is also challenging and very stressful, so every year we celebrate the hard work and dedication shown by our foster carers by hosting a fun filled dinner and dance. It was wonderful to see everyone having so much fun.

“Its our way of saying thanks whilst fundraising to help the fantastic work that B-eat do to help young people to ‘beat’ eating disorders.”

Release ends.

Release provider: FosterCarers UK Croydon.

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