Celebrity support for Foster Care Fortnight 2013
Thank you to all the stars who backed Foster Care Fortnight 2013. Read their messages of support here.
Award-winning author, and creator of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson is continuing her longtime relationship with the Fostering Network by supporting Foster Care Fortnight again during 2013.
With so many real-life Tracy Beakers out there needing the love and support of dedicated foster carers, I am proud to be supporting Foster Care Fortnight 2013.
Tens of thousands of children accross the country live with foster carers. Why not make 2013 the year that you get in the frame and consider being a foster carer?"
Celebrity baker and television personality Lorraine Pascale has thrown her support, and indeed her words on her experiences in foster care, behind Foster Care Fortnight.
I'm putting myself in the frame during the Fostering Network's Foster Care Fortnight because I want people to know that great foster carers helped me when I needed someone to be there for me the most.
Growing up in and around the care system isn't easy. So if you think you can be there for some of the UK's most vulnerable children then go on, I urge you, put yourself in the frame today and consider being a foster carer."
Gareth Gates, star of stage and screen, is supporting Foster Care Fortnight 2013.
The singer has thrown his support behind the campaign because he feels, as the son of a foster carer, that more people need to take up caring for children.
I am proud to be from a fostering family. My parents put themselves in the frame to care for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. They offered a home, security, stability and love to children because they wanted to make a difference to their lives.
Fostering had a positive effect on my family, it helped me learn more about myself and develop a better understanding of others. I hope that this Foster Care Fortnight, you and your family consider putting yourselves in the frame and becoming foster carers.”
Cathy Glass, best-selling author and foster carer, has supported the Fostering Network with blogs during 2012 and this year she has thrown her weight behind Foster Care Fortnight
Fostering is about making a difference, big and small. It is very demanding but the rewards are never ending. Neither your child’s life nor your own will ever be the same again. Would I do it all again? Absolutely!”
Dani Harmer, star of Strictly Come Dancing, is better known to those involved in foster care as Tracy Beaker. The star of the TV adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s most famous series of books is supporting Foster Care Fortnight 2013
“I grew up playing Tracy Beaker, a girl who lived in a children’s home and then with a foster carer, and I have met many children with similar experiences. I have seen the positive effect that living with foster carers who have the right skills, commitment and big hearts can have on children.
I hope that this Foster Care Fortnight you consider putting yourself in the frame and becoming a foster carer so you can help give one of the real-life Tracy Beakers the stability, love and support that they long for.”