The Foster Care Co-Operative are proud to be presenting their third annual See Me art exhibition in April – hosted by the Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff.
This year’s exhibition is called ‘Behind the Mask’, and features masks made by Welsh children in care, their supporters and one or two famous faces!
The exhibition was conceived to provide children with an activity that they can fully immerse themselves in – something that FCC is very good at facilitating. Past events have included short story competitions, designing a Christmas card and various activity days aimed at children. The Foster Care Co-operative, being a not-for-profit fostering organisation, re-invests any surplus income back into the service so is therefore able to offer activities to engage their foster carer’s children.
The exhibition is also to raise awareness of the desperate shortage of foster carers in Wales. Education Advisor for The Foster Care Co-Operative in Wales, Helen Shardlow, said: “See Me has been a tremendous success, and we really wanted to take it to the next level this year. It’s a tremendous opportunity for our children to showcase not just themselves, but the need for more foster carers in Wales. We’ve been very fortunate with the level of engagement and support”.
The children get to keep their masks after the exhibition – and some will walk away with one of the many prizes on offer!
See Me – Behind The Mask takes place in the Red Dragon Centre, Cardiff Bay on Saturday 16th April from midday until 3pm. It is open to the general public.