Appealing for foster carers

With the number of children coming into the care system rising, Barnardo’s is launching an urgent appeal for more foster carers.

As an ambassador for Barnardo’s I am desperate to help the charity find safe, loving homes for these children and 450 more foster carers are needed in the north east specifically.

Barnardo’s is looking for local couples or individuals to take on this challenging but highly-rewarding work.

I was adopted at four months and my husband Michael was fostered from a very early age.

Contact Barnardo’s on (0191) 492 900 or visit for more information.

Lynda Bellingham