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06 Feb 2012
As you may have seen EveryChild was the focus of a BBC Lifeline programme in January. Actress Hermione Norris (Cold Feet, Spooks) visited Malawi to see first-hand how EveryChild supports vulnerable children and their families in rural areas there. Moved by what she saw, Hermione appealed to people like you to make a donation and help us reach out to even more vulnerable families across the world.
And thanks to people like you, over £15,000 was raised through the BBC appeal. This money will really help children growing up without the love and care of their families.
Tissie Msonkho from our Malawi programme spent time with the BBC crew on their visit to the country. She says,
“We are indebted to everybody who contributed to this appeal, specifically children, parents and guardians who are featured and the community in general. Their understanding and willingness showed an eagerness to experience positive changes in their lives.
“The film highlights the degree of vulnerability to which most children in Malawi, especially in the rural areas where the filming took place, are exposed to. In this district tobacco is an important crop and many children are forced to work on the farms from a young age. Sadly, cases of child abuse and exploitation are rampant.
“The Malawi team is very grateful for the support you have given – the response has been overwhelmingly amazing. We appreciate all supporters for their empathy and boldness to take a step in changing the status quo for vulnerable children. We also extend our special gratitude to Hermione Norris and the BBC Team for making this appeal possible. So many lives will be touched by the money raised.”
Missed the show? Watch it here (it’s just 10 minutes long)!
Thanks for all your support and interest in EveryChild!