The fabulous news that Rosebuds was being refunded for another year by Leeds Community Foundation was met with a huge cheer from the women in the group when we updated them! They quickly moved on to what they would like to see from the group in the new year, now that we have another year ahead of us. Rosebuds is a weekly group for women whose children are being looked after by someone else such as in foster care, living with family via a kinship order, or have been adopted.
“It’s been 14 years, and I haven’t been able to talk to anyone about this, I haven’t had any support”
For many of the women this is the only time they get out of the house and most certainly the only time they get to talk about their children with other mums who understand. The understanding and support in the room from all of the women is amazing to see. Thank you so much for the team at Leeds Fund for allowing us to carry on offering this support to the women who come to the group, who have created their own supportive family. The smiles stayed on their faces as they left the room chatting and laughing, feeling a lot better than they did before they came!
“We are stronger together, we are like a big family”