ACTRESS Lynda Bellingham is appealing to people across North and East Yorkshire to become foster carers and adopters.

The Loose Women host is supporting Barnardo’s Yorkshire in its bid to find loving and secure homes for children in desperate need during the charity's Fostering and Adoption Week, which starts on Monday.

Barnardo’s ambassador Lynda said: “Being adopted myself, I know just how life changing adoption can be for a child.”

There are so many children who may be going through a difficult time in their lives and desperately need a safe and secure home.

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