Renowned actor and President of The Sick Children’s Trust is asking the nation to tune into BBC Lifeline this Sunday on BBC One at 3.15pm to support the charity which is very close to his heart. Michael says:
“I would like to encourage your readers to tune into BBC Lifeline on Sunday 21 January, at 3.15pm on BBC One, to watch a special appeal I am presenting for a charity incredibly close to my heart.
“I have been President of The Sick Children’s Trust for over 30 years and it is a wonderful charity which provides such comfort to seriously ill children and their families.
“This month’s BBC Lifeline will tell the stories of three remarkable families who the charity supports by providing free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation while their children undergo lifesaving treatment in hospital.
“I still remember to this day being left alone on a hospital ward as a child after I underwent surgery to remove my tonsils. I was terrified as I waited for my mother to collect me, a wait that felt like an eternity. The relief when she walked through the doors and gave me a kiss and a hug was overwhelming. That worry is a feeling I do not want any child to ever have to endure.
“That’s why I support The Sick Children’s Trust and remain so committed to this cause.
“I would like to personally say thank you to everyone who watches this BBC Lifeline appeal. Please support The Sick Children’s Trust and help ensure that every seriously ill child has their family by their side.”
Tune in on Sunday 21 January at 3.15pm on BBC One. The show will be available on iPlayer shortly after broadcast. To support the appeal, please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pw6gp