Top celebrities delve into toy boxes to help ‘Forgotten Children’

From: Max PR & Events Ltd
Published: Mon Oct 17 2005

Forgotten Children,, help children in the developing world, whose bodies are literally broken by disability. Due to families and communities being too poor to afford medical aid and resources these children are often hidden away, literally forgotten. Forgotten Children have been helping children for over 100 years to become active and valued members of their families and communities. They provide children in over 100 countries with a gift that can be anything from a chair to surgery, from crutches to a wheelchair, or schooling. It costs just a few pounds and transforms a child’s life, enabling them to become a living part of their neighborhood.

Bill McAllister, Director Forgotten Children:
"Disabled children in the developing world desperately need our help. How could you ignore a child whose life would be transformed if he or she was given a crutch? Or turn a
blind eye to a disabled child who lies on a dirty floor because there is no chair available? That is how we came to start quietly helping people with disabilities. We’re actually supporting more than 1000 projects now. We’re providing medical intervention, education, rehabilitation and emergency relief to rescue forgotten children. This sort of work requires funds and we are hugely grateful to Hamleys and all of the celebrities who are backing this special fundraising event"

TV celebrity Bruce Byron, who plays DC Terry Perkins in ITV’s ‘The Bill,’ will provide further excitement to the evening when he performs songs themed entirely about children, with his band. Last year Byron launched the UK branch of this charity with much success. As a father of two, he has genuine sympathy for children who are broken by disability:

"Forgotten children are the most vulnerable people on earth. They live in the world’s poorest communities, they have no voice. Everyday children die simply because no one is there to help them. I am proud to be part of such a worthwhile project. Forgotten Children is working to restore dignity to these children and is essentially providing them with a new life"
Bruce Byron

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