Giants show foster carers support

Published Thursday, 06 March 2014
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The Belfast Giants will take to the ice at their next home game in one-off special jerseys, which will all be raffled to raise awareness and funds for the Belfast Trust Fostering Service.

Giants show foster carers support
Belfast Giants star Robby Sandrock shows off his jersey to support fostering. (© Belfast Giants)

The Elite League champions will face-off against the Cardiff Devils on Friday night in all new white jerseys to promote the fostering organisation and its work.

The service is vital to support children in care across the Belfast Trust area.

"We are thrilled that the players will be sporting specially branded fostering shirts for their forthcoming game against Cardiff," senior social worker Beverley Ringland said.

"The ongoing partnership which we have with the Giants is a positive way for us to promote the message of the need for more foster carers in the Belfast Trust area."

Through this partnership, we are also in a wonderful position to be able to extend a small thank you to our foster carers by providing tickets to home games for all our fostering families.

Belfast Trust Fostering Service

In any one day, there are approximately 1,920 young people living with HSC foster carers across Northern Ireland.

Applying to foster children is open to people of all religions, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations or cultures and regardless of language or disabilities.

To support the Belfast Trust Fostering Service, the Giants will hold one of their usual Shirt off the Back raffles on Friday night - but this time, the jerseys of every single player will be up for grabs.

First though, the team will have to clash with the Devils, despite having already proved unbeatable in the Elite League and been crowned winners.

After Friday's game, there are still another five to go in the league.

Face-off at the Odyssey Arena is at 7pm.

© UTV News
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