Pamela Anderson backs ‘Read to Me’
BAYWATCH legend Pamela Anderson is backing the UN Children’s Fund-backed “Read To Me” project, a monthlong awareness campaign to promote childhood literacy, by Change One Life charity which is helping thousands of Russian orphan children find adopted homes.
The actress appears in a video hosted on the campaign’s website and on YouTube in which she recites the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea about a princess who is made to prove her royal identity and that she is worthy of marrying her prince.
In the story – penned in 1835 – the princess arrives at the palace soaked from the rain and grubby from being out in the cold and is ordered to sleep on 20 mattresses by the queen to prove she’s royalty.
In the morning, the princess is asked how she slept and replies “very badly”, proving she is a real princess “because she had felt the pea right through the 20 mattresses”.
After reading to “all the orphans in Russia and all over the world”, Anderson urges people to lend their support to the cause. “There, that’s a true story. Help me to support the ‘Read To Me’ project, join the ‘Read To Me’ channel, let’s turn their days into a fairy tale.”
The 49-year-old blonde bombshell – who has two sons, Brandon, 20, and Dylan, 19, with her ex-husband Tommy Lee – is a committed philanthropist and animal rights supporter.
In recent months, Anderson has launched a “Sensual Revolution” campaign with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, American author and television host, to warn of the dangers of online pornography.
She has worked with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on a project to stop mass salmon farming in Canada. Anderson has also called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to impose a UK ban on wild animal acts in circuses.
CAMPAIGNER: Pamela Anderson, actress and animals rights defender.