Lydia Bright: 'Fostering made me the person I am today'

Thursday 08 July 2021
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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

Q. Is it true you grew up in a fostering family?

"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."

Q. What did you learn from those experiences?

"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

Q. Why is it important for you to support charities like Action for Children?

"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."

The positive impact of fostering

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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