The Susan Vickers Foundation

In the most recent round of the club’s Grant Giving programme we were pleased to award a grant of £2000 to the Susan Vickers Foundation. Their motto is ‘Turning Pain Into Purpose,’ and they provide support with mental, physical and emotional well-being to people who have been adopted or fostered, often suffering taumatic childhoods.The Foundation’s activities also assist individuals with an exploration of their biological past if they require it.

Our grant was used in part to fund a recent event aimed at bringing adoptees and fostered people together.

We received this from Susan:

“I am thrilled to share the incredible success of our recent coffee morning hosted by The Susan Vickers Foundation. On a sun-drenched Saturday morning, The Changemakers hub buzzed with the warmth of community and the spirit of shared experiences. It was truly heart-warming.

 Your support played a pivotal role in making this event truly remarkable.


Heartfelt Connections: Attendees shared their stories, offered advice, and formed new friendships. Witnessing the bonds forming between families facing similar challenges and joys was truly inspiring.

  1. Creative Fun: Our craft session, led by Julia, was a hit! Children and adults alike expressed themselves creatively, adding joy and laughter to the morning.
  2. Delicious Treats: Breakfast pastries, cakes, and hot beverages fuelled engaging discussions and activities.
  3. Support and Guidance: Experienced adopters and foster parents generously shared their wisdom with newcomers, providing invaluable advice and reassurance.
  4. A Brighter Future: New families left feeling supported and empowered, armed with resources and a network of understanding individuals.

The overwhelmingly positive response has been incredible. We’ve received numerous requests for information about our next event. Clearly, this gathering filled a vital need in our community, providing a platform for shared experiences and mutual support.

Your partnership made this event possible, and we’re immensely grateful. But it doesn’t end here! By supporting us, you’re not only fostering a sense of community but also creating lasting change for those touched by adoption and fostering.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to you and contribution to making this event so special. Your grant helped the very spirit of The Susan Vickers Foundation—turning experiences into strength and fostering a supportive community for all touched by adoption and fostering.