Author entertains children at Buckingham Library during fostering fortnight

Ann Meek at Buckingham Library
Ann Meek at Buckingham Library

Dozens of small children enjoyed a special treat as author Ann Meek read her award-winning book to them at Buckingham Library.

Ann, of Steeple Claydon, was at the library on Wednesday as part of the county council’s Fostercare Fortnight campaign and read ‘I’m Special, I’m Me’ to a group of 30 to 40 children during the Bounce & Rhyme session.

Afterwards, she posed for photographs by a wishing tree, placed by the council at various libraries in the county to promote the fostering message.

Ann, 51, a retired primary school teacher with three grown-up daughters, agreed to take part in the campaign after becoming a foster mum herself for the first time earlier this year.

And her involvement has already boosted the council’s recruitment drive for foster carers, following coverage about her in this newspaper last week.

She revealed: “A few people have rung me and stopped and asked questions about fostering as a result of the 
publicity.”

For more information on fostering, contact 0800 160 1900 or visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/fostering.