Su­per­heroes not re­quired, just you

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - LYNN GRAD­WELL Di­rec­tor Barnardo’s Lon­don

HEDGE­HOGS are a rare sight th­ese but it seems that like buses, they some­times ar­rive in threes!

This par­tic­u­lar trio were en­ticed into reader Dorothy IN Hilling­don there are 335 chil­dren in care – enough to fill 13 class­rooms.

Th­ese chil­dren are some of the most vul­ner­a­ble in Lon­don. Trag­i­cally what they most need is the thing that many of us take for granted: a sta­ble, lov­ing child­hood, where they can just be them­selves.

Some­one like you could make a huge dif­fer­ence to their lives. Foster car­ers don’t need to be su­per-he­roes; they come from all walks of life.

When you de­cide to take the life-chang­ing de­ci­sion to foster, Barnardo’s will sup­port you ev­ery step of the way so you don’t have to do it alone.

Barnardo’s cel­e­brates its 150th an­niver­sary this year.

The char­ity was one of the first to place chil­dren with fam­i­lies, and to train foster car­ers so they had the right skills to look af­ter chil­dren.

If you’re in­ter­ested in fos­ter­ing with Barnardo’s please visit www. barnar­dos.org.uk/fos­ter­ing, or call us on 0800 0277 280 (Mon­day to Fri­day).

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