Tuesday, 04 March 2014 08:59


Last year we celebrated our 21st birthday.  Way back in 1993 a group of young people living in care came together and the result was VOYPIC.  Throughout the year we organised events to highlight this achievement.  

Watch our 21 years of VOYPIC video made by our Regional Young Reps.

Your story of life in care

All too often we see negative headlines about the care system; rarely do we hear good news or success stories.  As part of our 21st birthday celebrations we asked you to share your story to encourage and inspire children and young people living in care today.  Here are a selection

Read Karyn's story

Read Mark's story

Read Natasha's story

Read Olinda's story

The beginnings ... of VOYPIC

Read Laura's story.  Laura was one of the young people who set up VOYPIC.

Read Liz's memories

Read Nuala's memories

Read Geraldine's memories

Family Fun day - 16 August

Wow what a day!  Over 300 people joined us at Spruce Meadows Farm, Lisburn to celebrate our 21st birthday.  Check out the photos on our Facebook page.

Our 21st birthday event: Young Reps present...Lets tell our story...21 years of VOYPIC - 21 October

On 21 October we were 21! Our regional Young Reps presented an exciting, innovative event 'Young Reps present...Lets tell our story...21 years of VOYPIC' in the Oh Yeah Centre Belfast.  The exhibition documented VOYPIC's journey over the last 21 years and included a TV installation, a timeline and the unveiling of our patchwork quilt and our VOY-PIG.  For more details, contact Karen McAlister on 028 9024 4888.  Check out our Facebook page for pictures.

Birthday Gala Ball - 25 October

VOYPIC patchwork quilt

A big thank you to everyone who made a patch for our quilt.  The patches have been stitched together to make five individual quilts. These are currently on display in our Belfast office.  Check out our Facebook page for photos of the fabulous creations.

Belfast Marathon 2014