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Barnardo’s pleads on streets of Edinburgh for new foster carers

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Edinburgh has been lit up with familiar faces in a bid to get more people to become foster carers

Barnardo’s latest campaign is trying to recruit 850 new foster carers to tackle a critical shortage which sees one in every three children in the system have to move at least twice a year.

As well as media coverage getting the plea out there, the charity has also taken the campaign to the streets of Edinburgh with the help of some celebrities.

Each star bravely offered up photographs from their teens, and some words of wisdom to would be carers, to be projected on the front of the famous Balmoral hotel on Princes Street and the National Museum of Scotland to attract the attention of shoppers and commuters in Edinburgh on Monday with their

1. Brenda Blethyn

1. Brenda Blethyn

“My mum said, we’re not poor - we just don’t have any spare money. We’re rich because we have enough for today.”

2. Fay Ripley

2. Fay Ripley

“My mum used to tell me that the world is making room for you but don’t forget there is always room at home waiting.”

3. Lynda Bellingham

3. Lynda Bellingham

“Whenever I had a problem my mum always told me to go to bed and sleep on it as tomorrow’s another day and everything will be clearer in the morning.”

4. Nina Wadia

4. Nina Wadia

“My dad told me to choose your friends carefully and they will stay with you for life.”

5. Tim Lovejoy

5. Tim Lovejoy

“My dad told me that if you never do anything bad, you can go to bed every night without worries.”

Get Involved

Get Involved

To find out more about fostering visit barnardos.org.uk/fostering or call 0845 894 9501. Follow the campaign on twitter using the hastag #WhyFoster and share your teenage pictures and family advice.