Famous faces share their #OneWishForChildhood
To mark the one-year anniversary of lockdown, stars have highlighted how the pandemic has impacted children and young people across the UK by sharing their #OneWishForChildhood
A host of famous faces including singer Liam Gallagher, actor Larry Lamb, TV presenter Ore Oduba, actress Sharon Horgan and Strictly star Giovanni Pernice have joined forces with Action for Children to share their ‘One Wish For Childhood’.
Loose Woman Nadia Sawalha, Love Islanders Olivia and Alex Bowen, The Wanted’s Tom Parker and newsreader Dermot Murnaghan have been joined by Instagram stars Adanna Steinacker and Anna Saccone Joly as part of our campaign to End Childhood Crisis.
With wishes ranging from ‘love’, ‘dance’, ‘happiness’ and ‘education’, the celebrities highlight those things all children should expect and cherish as their right, whilst helping to shine a light on all those vulnerable children in the UK for whom these things are, tragically, not always a reality.
Action for Children ambassador Larry Lamb said: “Over four million children in the UK are living in poverty right now. Many are going without proper food, heating, warm clothes and other essentials – and this was all happening before the pandemic.
Now, with unemployment high and fears for the future when furlough ends, more families are facing financial hardship. And vulnerable children are paying the price.Larry Lamb
“Poverty can be devastating for children; its effects can last a lifetime. Without urgent help, the life chances of these children could be damaged. We can’t let the horror of the pandemic and the misery of poverty scar a generation of vulnerable children. We all need to work together to End Childhood Crisis.”
A year into lockdown, vulnerable children are at breaking point