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Lumos featured in BBC4 Radio Appeal, presented by Lumos Ambassador Evanna Lynch

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Lumos featured in BBC4 Radio Appeal, presented by Lumos Ambassador Evanna Lynch

Lumos Ambassador, Evanna Lynch, recording the Lumos BBC Radio 4 Appeal.
Lumos Ambassador, Evanna Lynch, recording the Lumos BBC Radio 4 Appeal.

On Sunday 19th May, Lumos was featured in a BBC Radio 4 Appeal, presented by Lumos Ambassador Evanna Lynch.

During this fundraising broadcast, Evanna Lynch will highlight our global work to support a child's right to a family. Evanna will also share the incredible story of Olesea in Moldova, who transformed from a child in the institutional care system to a loved foster child to a fierce advocate for care reform - all with the support of Lumos.

When Olesea was seven she was sent away to live in a children’s home in Moldova. She says, “It was a violent place. I had to fight with other children, even for a piece of bread.” There were few adults to intervene, and certainly no love or comfort.

Olesea, who's story was featured in our BBC Radio 4 Appeal, looking at childhood photos.
Olesea, who's story was featured in our BBC Radio 4 Appeal, looking at childhood photos.

Lumos works with governments to close children’s homes and orphanages, and reform outdated care systems. Olesea was moved to a caring foster family. She says, for the first time, she knew what love meant. She now advocates for children.

All donations could double your impact as up to £40,000 in donations will be match-funded by a generous supporter.

Visit our BBC Radio 4 Appeal programme page to find out more or make a donation.

Live broadcast times:

  • May 19th, 7.54 am, GMT.
  • May 19th, 9.25pm, GMT.
  • May 23rd, 3.27pm, GMT.

Lumos supports care reform around the world. The charity was founded by J.K. Rowling after she read a newspaper article which showed children in orphanages in Eastern Europe being kept in caged beds.

For media enquiries, please contact Freya.Paleit@wearelumos.org.