Lydia Bright: 'Fostering made me the person I am today'
TV personality Lydia Bright spent her childhood as part of a fostering family. She tells us how fostering made an impact in her life and why she chooses to support Action for Children
"Yes, I have been part of a foster family most of my life. It gave me the best childhood, always having so many children to play with.
"It wasn’t always roses and as a family we did experience some challenging times. But for every negative experience, there’s 100 positive ones. I wouldn’t have changed it for the world and I don’t believe I would be the person I am today, had fostering not been part of my life."
"Being a foster sibling taught me from a young age the importance of giving back.
"It also taught me how to change nappies from a very young age, which ended up being very invaluable now I am a mum!"
"I don’t believe I would be the person I am today, had fostering not been part of my life"Lydia Bright
"I always like to support charities that have a personal meaning to me, which is why I always choose to support fostering charities. Now that I am a mum, children's charities also resonate with me a lot more."
Lydia looks back on her time as a foster sibling fondly. We believe the experience of fostering can be a positive one for the whole family.
Every child in care deserves a safe and stable home. Placing them in a loving foster home can transform their lives. Our fostering services help children access this. But we can only do this through the generosity of our foster carers.
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