Couple receive MBE for fostering 150 children

Sharon and Clive Cumming
Sharon and Clive Cumming Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A couple who have fostered up to 150 children over more than three decades have been awarded MBEs at Windsor Castle.

Clive and Sharon Cumming have been looking after children since 1975, when they watched a programme about the need for foster carers.

Sharon and Clive Cumming (centre) with their family
Sharon and Clive Cumming (centre) with their family Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Despite having eight grandchildren the couple are still fostering and don't intend to stop anytime soon.

Clive described meeting the Queen as 'awesome' and Sharon told ITV News why they keep fostering:

because they need us. There are so many children out there that need foster placements that we just keep going.

Their son, Andrew has described what it was like growing up with so many foster children and how proud he is of his parents:

It's been interesting, you meet so many diverse children. It's shaped me as a person, it's been amazing.

We're over the moon - two people couldn't deserve it more.

Last December, ITV West interviewed the Cummings when they found out about their award.

They filmed them at home, with their kids and several of the foster kids they had staying with them at the time.