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Radio 4 appeal
On 22nd April 2012, Diane Louise Jordan presented the BBC Radio 4 appeal on behalf of Toybox, and told the true-life story of a boy in trouble. His name is Samuel and he ran away to the streets after being ‘sold’ by his father and was finally found by a Toybox-funded street team and happily reunited with his distraught mother.
Toybox was delighted that Diane provided the voiceover to the appeal because she had recently been able to see first-hand the results of the work supporting vulnerable children in Latin America. Late last year Diane went to Lima, Peru, to see the work Toybox funds in action and present a short film of her experiences.
Read the full transcription of the BBC Radio 4 appeal .
Diane Louise Jordan and Toybox
“I first became involved with Toybox in 2010 when I was asked to host their first-ever Gala Dinner. I was really moved by what I saw and heard that evening and resolved to keep in touch with the team to see how I might be able to help.
In October 2011 I was able to go on a short visit to Lima, Peru to see the work that charity is doing amongst the most vulnerable communities in that vast, desert city. I was so excited by the way Toybox is quietly transforming young lives by preventing them being exposed to the horrors of the street. Their local teams work hard to support parents and repair families in order to keep children safe.
For me it is a privilege to be involved in this Radio 4 appeal - to raise awareness of the work Toybox is doing in reaching out to children like Samuel …”