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When the Cornish Pirates played Ealing Trailfinders at the Mennaye Field last Sunday, in proper Cornish fashion they supported Cornwall Council’s adoption team to help kick off National Adoption Week 2019 (Oct 14th – 20th).
Putting the spotlight on the issue of children who wait to be adopted the Pirates wore ‘Choose Adoption’ T-shirts in their warm-up besides displaying applicable banners and flags about the ground. Lucky supporters in the crowd also caught National Adoption Week rugby balls signed by the Cornish Pirates players, and attending Cornwall Council representatives had their photo taken with the victorious Cornish Pirates team post-match.
Chris Knight, Fostering & Adoption Recruitment Manager Cornwall Council/Together for Families, commented afterwards:
What can I say? We had a fabulous time at the Mennaye Field and everyone was so generous with their time and support. Our thanks are also expressed for having helped kick off National Adoption Week in the best style ever!
The focus for this year’s National Adoption Week is on those children who traditionally wait that little bit longer to find a loving, secure home to enable them to thrive and reach their full potential. Those often include older children, children with disabilities and sibling groups.
Every 20 minutes a young person comes into care in the UK and in Cornwall that equates to nearly 500 children and young people being in care at any given time. Cornwall Council’s Together for Families works tirelessly to find the best routes forward for every single child in its care.
For more information about adopting, visit www.adoptincornwall.co.uk or call 01872 322 200.
Bolingey Barbarians raised the excellent sum of £787-04 on the day
A second match day collection of the season took place in support of the Sport Cornwall Foundation
Ahead of their final game in 2019, Cornish Pirates’ players, coaches and backroom personnel were guests at the Logan Rock Inn, courtesy of Anita George.