ActionAid are running a campaign to help rebuild the lives of children who have been devastated by war and I am keen to support this, and so, I’m giving this a bit of an airing on my humble blog.
As part of the campaign actress and ActionAid Ambassador Sarah Alexander travelled to Sierra Leone, a country recovering from civil war, to visit ActionAid’s child sponsorship work. The video is here so please take a look.
Sarah said of her trip: “Children in conflict are at the forefront of everyone’s minds due to what’s happening in Syria. I’ve seen with my own eyes just how devastating the effects of war are long-term on generations of children. Please help us to give everyone the right to a happy childhood.”
I’m lucky. My children are lucky. We live in a country where we don’t suffer the same fears and terrors as those in countries ravaged by war and violence. Of course, our country does have its own problems and of course there are children in danger, in fear, behind closed doors. The tears in my eyes now are for any child denied a safe and loving upbringing. For anyone denied a childhood.