Siblings Together Apr 17 What we've been up to this month: At Siblings Together we are reaping the benefits from our team planning that took place in January this year. This has been keenly felt in the running of our Monthly Activity Days program we were able to facilitate exciting trips to Madame Tussauds, Emirates Cable Cars and Thames Clipper. It is vitally important for us to provide varied trips for our sibling groups and this month’s trips were organized following feedback from the children in 2016 regarding things they would like to do or achieve through attending our London events. Personal feedback from the children this month has been really positive. And we can see first-hand that our events play a vital role in offering our children similar life experiences to that offered to their peers in school, as often they are not offered these same opportunities due to being separated from their siblings in different foster placements or residential home. UPDATE ON SUMMER CAMPS Cheryl and Matthew have been working hard in regards to preparing for camps this year. We are currently at the vetting stage of the referral process which involves speaking to social workers and carers to ensure that we are able to build child-centered specialist plans for each individual child attending camp. ...AND FINALLY On the 31st April 2017, the profile of Siblings Together was raised through a special mention during a Royal Court Theatre Production brought to the public by the poet, playwright and broadcaster - Lemn Sissay. Lemn Sissay has been a patron of our charity for many years and as a care-leaver, he drew attention to Delma Hughes and the work of the charity in this performance. At Siblings Together we are lucky to have amazing patrons who help to shine light on the important work we do. We are extremely grateful for all the signposting work they do for our charity.