In the lead up to International Missing Children’s Day, actor and Missing People supporter Jason Watkins presents an appeal on BBC Radio 4.
Every year, over 80,000 children go missing in the UK. Missing People has the skills and expertise to reach out to these children, offering a lifeline and a way to safety. But the charity’s resources are stretched to capacity, and funds are needed to help the team reach out to more missing children.
Missing People were awarded a Radio 4 Appeal slot, and are delighted that star of Frozen the Play, Jason Watkins, has provided the voiceover.
Jason said: “This is a fantastic charity that I’ve grown very fond of over the last couple of years. The charity supports and helps parents whose children are missing, and they also reach out and touch people who are missing themselves for whatever reason. And they are brilliantly placed within this scenario to support both parties.”
Jason talks about former runaway Ben. There was nobody to help him, nowhere for him turn, and he was missing for 5 years. We want to make sure no child is left alone and vulnerable to harm. We need your help to reach other children like Ben, as soon as they go missing, so that we can bring them to safety quickly.