We are thrilled to welcome our newest Patron, Miriam Margolyes OBE! Many of you will know Miriam from her magical Readings at our annual Candlelit Concerts. Behind the scenes she has been doing all she can to provide support for our sustainable work helping children in Darfur, Sudan, especially now with our desperate and urgent appeal for soap as the only hope families have against COVID-19. Miriam attended our Candlelit Christmas Concert in both 2017 and 2019 as a Guest Reader and has supported our Ambassadors’ Ball Auction for three years straight. Both events are major fundraising initiatives held annually by Kids for Kids, each raising over £20,000 a year. “I was really touched at Miriam’s response when I invited her formally to become our Patron” said Patricia Parker, our Founder. “She said she was honoured – and when you think that we are helping children living out of sight, of sadly no interest to the world in general – simple families struggling to bring up their little ones – it is us who are honoured to have someone of Miriam’s stature supporting us. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one day those children could see ‘Harry Potter’ and recognise too her magic!”
Miriam has been instrumental in helping us raise the funds to adopt new villages for the past few years and we are so pleased to make her Patronage official!
Here is a wonderful interview with Miriam Margolyes on page 12 in Belgravia Magazine, in which Miriam explains her love for Kids for Kids.
You can read more about Miriam Margolyes OBE in Victoria Magazine, a piece written by Jonathan Whiley in advance of the 2017 Christmas Concert.
Photo Credit: Title photograph by Jennifer Robertson – Kyte Photography. Both other photographs by Michael Blyth Photography.