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Hema and her husband

BBC RADIO 4 APPEAL

We are delighted to have the opportunity to share our work with the Radio 4 audience through our Radio 4 Appeal which will air on 7th November. Journalist Jackie Ashley will present our Appeal for us, which will focus on the story of Hema, pictured above, who lives in a small village in Southern India and cares for her husband who suffered a series of life altering strokes.

The chance to share Hema’s story and bring the realities of caring in lower income countries to a new audience is big opportunity for a small charity like ours. We are excited to tell as many people as we can about our work and to raise as many funds as possible. You can donate through the BBC Radio 4 Appeal page when our appeal goes live on the 7th November until the 13th November, or directly anytime using the form at the bottom of this page.

 

We are thrilled to have Jackie Ashley present our appeal for us. Jackie has first hand experience of how being a carer affects life in so many ways. Her husband, fellow journalist Andrew Marr, suffered a life-changing stroke in 2013, and during his recovery Jackie became his full time carer – so our work is close to her heart.

Headshot of Jackie Ashley. Calendar icon: Sunday 7th Nov; Clock icon: 7:54am 9:25pm; Radio icon BBC Radio 4

 

I have personal experience of caring, and while there is good support in the UK, caring is much more difficult in other parts of the world. Carers Worldwide is seeking to fill those gaps in support – it’s a brilliant cause.”

– Jackie Ashley

 

 

 

 

 

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Make sure you listen in on Sunday 7th November at 7:54am and please help us spread the word by asking five friends to listen too. The appeal will be repeated that same day at 9:25pm and again on Thursday 11th November at 3:27pm, and if you miss it you can also listen on BBC Sounds.

 

Watch our video below to hear more from Jackie Ashley about why she wanted to present our Radio 4 Appeal.

 

If you’d like to give a gift, Jackie will explain how to donate during the appeal on the 7th November, or you can give directly through the form below. Thank you.

 

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