Trish Lovedayhas been a foster carer in Townsville for over 15 years . During this time she and her partner have provided a home for over 100 children.
These placements have included short term of 1 or 2 nights right up to long term placements including a placement of a sibling group for over 9 years.
In 2009 Trish and her partner were the North Queensland Recipients of the Foster and Kinship Excellence Award in recognition of their dedication to fostering.
Trish has been actively involved in many different aspects of fostering within her local community and has a passion for providing children entering out-of-home care placements the opportunity to feel safe and protected.
When not engaged in different roles of being a foster carer, Trish is an active committee member of La Luna Youth Arts, and has an interest in many different aspects of the theatre.
Here you can see that Trish and her team have been busy, collecting, sorting and packing!