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.

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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.

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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.