Singer songwriter KT Tunstall presented our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal on Sunday (April 24th) at 7:44am and 9:25pm.
KT Tunstall is now an Ivor Novello winning, multi-million selling, Grammy-and-Mercury- nominated singer songwriter. She is also an ambassador for Hope and Homes for Children.
“I know a little bit about the uncertainly of being a baby without a family,” said KT.
“After being given up at birth, I spent the first 18 days of my life with a foster family until a caring couple who became my parents took me home.
“But not every child is as lucky.”
5.4 million children are trapped in orphanages worldwide today, but 80% of them aren’t orphans. They’ve been separated from families because of disability, poverty or war. Many suffer violence, abuse and torture. In later life, they’re more likely to become homeless, to turn to crime and to experience mental and physical health issues. Some don’t survive orphanages at all. Hope and Homes for Children aims to make orphanages history. Because children need families.
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