Children is delighted to have dozens of high profile supporters
from the worlds of entertainment, sport and
They visit projects, host fundraising events and endorse our
campaigns by getting involved in anything from TV quizzes to
auctions, balls and sponsored sleep outs. Their generous help
boosts morale, awareness and donations.
My Action for Children
We're so grateful for the fantastic celebrity support our new
website has received. Visit our
Facebook photo gallery to view all our celebrity supporters,
from footballers to singers to reality TV stars, and read why
they're supporting us.
Dame Judi Dench: "Action for Children has
hundreds of projects all across the UK working to help children and
young people who need support. Take a look at my.actionforchildren.org.uk
to find out how you can help this wonderful charity continue their
Duncan Bannatyne: "I've had some
lucky breaks in my life. I look at my kids and think, thank
goodness I'm in a position to help you. This isn't the case for
thousands of other bright, funny, ambitious children who need a leg
up. I think that my.actionforchildren.org.uk
is a great idea to help vulnerable children in our communities who
really need it."
Lauren Laverne: "It's the little things in life
that can make or break a childhood. A good day out, playing
football, drawing, dance lessons.
"You can help children experience many of the things we all took
for granted in our childhoods by visiting my.actionforchildren.org.uk
today and choosing where and how to make that difference!"
A host of celebrities lent their support to our Stuck in the
middle campaign, highlighting it in the media through
interviews and personal messages of support. Stars including Gabby
Logan, Emily Maitlis, Toby Anstis, Nicky Hambleton-Jones, Jessica
Hynes, Sian Lloyd, Peter Davison, Angela Rippon OBE, Nik and Eva
Speakman, Dermot Murnaghan, Dr Linda Papadopoulos, Sway, and Lisa
Scott Lee, all endorsed the campaign.
Celebrity supporters also got involved by campaigning for more
consistent policies and support for young people. They shared their
own childhood experiences, speaking of people or organisations that
supported and motivated them growing up. Celebrities who took part
included musician Tricky, comedian Rhona Cameron, radio presenter
Toby Anstis, actor Max Lewis, poet Lemn Sissay, Equestrian Sam
Martin and athletes, Lloyd Upsdell and Kriss Akabusi MBE.
Jenny Agutter OBE, Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top OBE, Bill
Bottriell, Gordon Bullock, James Bennet, Michael Buerk, Lavinia
Carey OBE, Ken Deeks, Gordon Edington CBE, Shirley Anne Field, Dr
Owain Arwel Hughes CBE, Jessica Hynes, Nerys Hughes, Alison Kelly,
Diane Keen, Martha Kearney, Diane Louise Jordan, Matthew Lewis,
Sian Lloyd, Dermot Murnaghan, Emily Maitlis, Rt Hon the Lord
McConnell of Glenscorrodale, MSP, PC, Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, Mary
Nightingale, Fay Presto, Angela Rippon OBE, Paul Renney, Rt Hon the
Rev Baroness Richardson of Calow, OBE, Alastair Stewart OBE, Lady
Henrietta St. George, Neville Shulman CBE, Sway, Lynda Myles Till,
Kevin Whately, Sister Eluned Williams MBE.