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Tune in to our BBC Radio 4 appeal on Sunday 24th December

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Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 24th December at 07.55am to hear the broadcaster and journalist Mike Wooldridge make the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Handicap International UK.

Broadcaster and journalist Mike Wooldridge standing outside the BBC.

Broadcaster and journalist Mike Wooldridge outside the BBC. | © Marlene Sigonney/HI

Great news! We are delighted and honoured to announce that Mike Wooldridge O.B.E. has recorded a BBC Radio 4 appeal for Handicap International UK, which will air on Sunday 24th December at 7.55am.

The internationally-renowned broadcaster and journalist has pledged his support to help raise funds for Handicap International's vital work, including providing care to children injured by conflict. Children like Ali and Bakr, whose stories are featured in the appeal.

For 45 years, Mike Wooldridge has reported on some of the world's biggest news stories for the BBC. He will tell you about the terrible losses, injuries, and injustice that war inflicts on children and how the care and humanity of Handicap International’s team helps them in their recovery.

To hear Mike Wooldridge explain why he has chosen to support Handicap International UK, please see below.

This Christmas, let's give hope and a future to innocent children living in conflict zones, whose only wish for 2018 is peace. Together we could let them know there is someone who cares – no matter how far away.

How to listen and share

Please remember to tune in and listen to the appeal when it goes live on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 24th December at 7.55am.

Soon after this broadcast, the appeal will also be available to listen to online.

You can also listen again on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 24th December at 9.26pm, or Thursday 28th December at 3.27pm.

Please share the information with your friends and family!

How to donate

You can donate to our BBC Radio appeal by phone, post or online from Sunday 24th December 2017:

  • Freephone 0800 404 8144 (from Sunday Dec 24th to Saturday Dec 30th).
  • "Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal". (That's the whole address. Please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope).
    Mark the back of the envelope "Handicap International UK".
    Cheques should be made payable to "Handicap International UK".
  • Online via the BBC Radio 4 appeal website  (from Sunday Dec 24th to Saturday Dec 30th. The Radio 4 appeal features a new charity each week. Please ensure you are donating to the correct charity by checking the charity name in red at the top of the donation page).

Or you can donate online at any time, directly on our website.

Date published: 18/12/17

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