Stars share childhood snaps in foster parents campaign

Helen Mirren, Joanna Lumley and Peter Capaldi are among a host of celebrities who have shared their most cherished childhood snaps as part of a campaign drive to recruit foster parents for the growing number of children who need them.

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Twiggy shares memories in foster parent push

Model Twiggy's childhood pictures will be displayed today as part of a campaign to encourage more people to foster children.

Model Twiggy shared some of her fondest childhood memories as part of the campaign. Credit: Barnardos

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Twiggy also shared some of her most cherished childhood memories as part of the campaign. She said:

"One of my favourite childhood memories was when we went on holiday to holiday camps by the sea every summer.

"I loved the little chalets we slept in and there was always so much to do and so many children to play with.

"Another cherished memory was being cuddled by my Dad before going to bed and him reading me a story. I felt so safe and loved."

Stars share childhood snaps in foster parents campaign

Dame Helen Mirren, Joanna Lumley and Peter Capaldi are among a host of celebrities who have shared their most cherished childhood snaps to front a new drive to recruit more foster carers.

Read: Children in care numbers 'rise to 90,000'

Helen Mirren shared this picture of herself as a child as part of the Barnardo's campaign to boost foster parenting numbers. Credit: Barnardos

More than 8,600 foster carers are urgently needed in the UK and the campaign, led by Barnardo's, is calling on members of the public to consider becoming foster parents and help create happy childhood memories for some of the most vulnerable youngsters.

Children in care numbers 'rise to 90,000'

The number of children in the care system has risen for the seventh year in a row to more than 90,000 people, Barnardos said, as it launched a celebrity-backed campaign to recruit more foster parents.

Brenda Farrell, head of fostering and adoption at Barnardo's, said:

"The number of children in the care system in the UK has risen for the seventh year in a row to more than 90,000 and at least 8,600 new foster carers are needed in the UK .

As part of the campaign a host of celebrities shares their most cherished childhood photos and memories for a number of stunts to kick off Barnardo's sixth annual Fostering and Adoption Week across London, Manchester and Glasgow.

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