TV vocal coach backs Islington adoption drive
A pair of TV vocal coaches have added their weight to a campaign to reduce the number of children that need a loving family in Islington.
Carrie and David Grant, who helped the likes of soul-star Lemar hit the high notes, are backing an adoption drive by Islington Council by speaking at an event at the Assembly Hall, Upper Street, on Wednesday.
The husband and wife team, best-known for their work on BBC show Fame Academy, have an adopted child and will share their experiences with the other prospective parents at the evening, which is organised by the North London Adoption Consortium (NLAC).
Mrs Grant said: “Adopting a child is such a rewarding and life changing experience. Sadly there are many children in need of a loving family home, so we would like to encourage anyone who has ever thought about adoption to come to this event and find out more.”
Islington has children of all ages and from all sorts of background waiting to be adopted.
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With national adoption week taking place from November 5 to 9, Town Hall want people to think about adopting to reduce the number.
Cllr Richard Watts, Islington Council’s executive member for children and families, said:
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“We want all children in Islington to be given the opportunities to get the best start in life. Last year our adoption team found new families for 19 Islington children, and 11 have been adopted so far this year which is great news. But there are still children in need of a good home.
“We know all sorts of people make good adoptive parents and could offer a child or children a loving and supportive family for life. So if you think this could apply to you, come along to find out more.”
The NLAC, which is made up of Islington, Camden, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, is especially looking for families to adopt black and ethnic minority children, dual heritage children, children with special needs, sibling groups and older children.
The event starts at 6.30pm and for more information visit www.islington.gov.uk/adoption or call 0800 073 3344.