The ex-Liverpool and England star Mark Wright has been appointed as an ambassador for the UK's leading foster care agency, Foster Care Associates.
He will lead a series of initiatives to drive up the number of foster carers in Britain and champion the rights of children in care.
The UK10K campaign will embrace a series of initiatives across the UK, commencing this November with the launch of the FCA manifesto for children and foster carers.
Mark said: “As foster carers, my wife and I are passionate about giving disadvantaged children the chance to thrive and lead truly fulfilling lives.
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