Kids in Asia
Making a better tomorrow, today
More stars bid Bye-Bye to Bed
“I love my sleep even more than I love my guitar,” says rock icon Max Amp. “So risking a sleepless night on the couch is a tough gig. But if it helps Kids in Asia, I’m up for it.”
Amp, 32, is one of a host of music, movie and TV stars to commit to giving up their beds on May 13 to raise money for the campaigning children’s charity. Thousands of less high-profile figures too are getting friends to sponsor them to surrender their normal sleeping arrangements for one night only.
Kids in Asia Appeals Director Richard Lionheart explains,“War, drought, flood and environmental damage are breaking up more families, meaning more children are going without the comfort and stability of a proper home. So we launched our Bye-Bye to Bed event to make people think about the disparities in the world, and to encourage people to give.”
“In the west, most of us live such pampered lives that sleeping on anything but a plush mattress is a major sacrifice. But in the poorer parts of countries like Cambodia and Vietnam, even infants are having to bed down on paving stones after a long day with very little to eat.
Conflict and natural disasters across Asia are driving up the numbers of children forced to live on the streets. Orphaned and prey to hunger, disease and homelessness these children are desperate for your support.
In 2010 alone, Kids in Asia helped house more than 15,000 street children. Make a donation to our dedicated appeal today and help many more of the region’s most deprived youngsters take the first step to a better life.