From top comedians to best selling authors and from an NHS manager to a Kiss FM presenter I have compiled this small list of 100 people from the UK who were fostered adopted or in children’s homes. I have met most of them on my travels. They are all incredibe people listed in no particular order. Click on their links to find out more.
Kris Akabusi CEO, Dame Elizabeth Anionwu Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London. Mike Fuller Former assistant Commissioner of the Met and Chief Constable of Kent Martin Figura Retired Army Major and Poet and photographer, Benjamin Perks UN Human Rights Diplomat, Jenni Fagan Playwright novelist and poet, Kerry Little Ford Hackney Council head of services, Lola Young Baroness in House of Lords, Jackie Kay Chancellor of University of Salford Poet laureate of Scotland. Professor Jeanette Winterson Writer Alan Dapre Children’s author former deputy head teacher, Allan Jenkins Editor of Observer and author, Dr Donna Neill Head of research at Ofsted , Tom Riordan Chief exec of Leeds City Council , Urban Phil Artist, Meera Mistry Senior NHS Manager, Ms Jones FE Lecturer & trained accontant, John Thomson Actor and Comedian,
Sophie Willan Bafta winning comedian and writer, Sue Cleaver Actor, Philip Sinden Photographer Vogue etc, Marcus Clarke BAFTA winning Puppeteer Ronnie Archer-Morgan Antiques road show presenter, Ivor Frank Barrister and chair of Independent Enquiry Into child sexual abuse , Leon Reid Olympic medal winner, Floella Benjamin TV producer, presenter, author, Baroness, Deborah Frances White Comedienne, speaker and podcaster Dr Sylvan Baker Lecturer in community performance at royal central school of speech and drama Mo Jamil Winner of THE VOICE , Alan Dapre author, Luis De Abreu Deputy of Bird College of performing arts Deputy of Bird College of performing arts Rob Newman Comedian and writer Rhona Cameron comedian Stewart lee comedian Luke Wright poet, performer Patience Agbabi Author,
Lord Andrew Adonis House of Lords Sally Bayley Novelist Keith Saha writer and artistic director of 20 stories High Richard McCann Speaker and trainer and author Pete Turner bass player in Elbow Paul Cookson Childrens Author, Jamie Baulch Gold winner Athlete and TV presenter Mike Tims media and tech entrepreneur, mtn-i Founder and CEO, Rosie Canning Author. Ryan Smith Chef, Lisa-marie Qualified pastry chef , Jon Moss Culture Club, Lisa Cherry Author and speaker Barry K Sharp Founder of Duffer St George musician & author Jenny Molloy Times bestselling Author, Terry Jones Founder of ID magazine , Chris Wild Actor Lenox Cato Antiques road show presenter Ashley John Baptiste TV presenter & producer Subrina Kidd hair stylist to the star Olivier Rousteing World class Designer. France,
Yami ‘Rowdy’ Lofvenberg Choreographer Lucy Sheen Actor/writer/filmmaker Precious Williams Author Mark Steel Comedian broadcaster and Writer, John Bird Baron and Founder of Big Issue, Kathy Burke Actor , David Dickenson English antiques expert & TV presenter Steven Berkoff actor, Allan Ahlberg Author, John Fashanau TV presenter and former footballer, Samantha Morton Actor, Neil Morisey Actor, presenter. Goldie Musician and artist, Vanessa Gebbie author Tricky Musician/lyricist/artist, Pauline Black Actor and Singer, Hannah Pool CEO at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Producer, Journalist, author, Ben Ashcroft Author and advocate Mark Bright former footballer Sports TV presenter Michael Gove Cabinet Minister Lorraine Pascale Model Author TV presenter Kerry Katona TV Celebrity. Ian Dickenson Care advocate
Debby Harry Singer Alex Wheatle Author, Paolo Hewitt Author Seal Singer, Shonagh Woodburn-Hall Actor, Fatima Whitbread Sportswoman Jayne Casey artistic director Tony Morris TV presenter Nicky Campbell TV presenterBruce Oldfield Couture, David Akinsanya TV presenter and advocate Louise Wallwein MBE Writer and performer Sophie Willen Comedian Lemn Sissay Chancellor of University of Manchester Baz Bamigboye Columnist and entertainments writer Pandora Kiss FM presenter Kerry Hudson Author Vashti Kincaid Smith Cambrige University undergrad and novelist Ty rapper Paul Sams Archeologist, Heritage manager…
This list is unique and made over some years. Some of the names you will know but not all of them. Please share and link to this list.