TV stars back call for foster carers

Birds Of A Feather at Aylesbury's Waterside theatre. Picture by John Kemp.
Birds Of A Feather at Aylesbury's Waterside theatre. Picture by John Kemp.

The stars of BBC sitcom Birds Of A Feather are teaming up with Bucks County Council (BCC) to raise awareness of Foster Care Fortnight.

Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph, who starred in the original TV series, are currently appearing in a stage version at Aylesbury’s Waterside theatre.

Foster Care Fortnight, the UK’s biggest foster carer recruitment campaign led by the Fostering Network, runs until May 26.

This year’s theme of Getting In The Frame aims to highlight the different ways people can make a positive difference to children and young people, by offering them a safe and happy home.

With over 400 looked after children in the county needing support, the Birds Of A Feather stars are backing BCC’s campaign to recruit at least 60 more foster carers by the end of 2013.

They said: “We’re getting in the frame for foster care fortnight to show our support to foster carers in Bucks and across the UK.

“If you think you can be there for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children then go on, we urge you, put yourself in the frame today and consider being a foster carer.”

Call the fostering hotline on 0800 160 1900.