Written by laura on April 12 2013
Television star Andrew Lincoln joined families at the Barnardo’s Sure Start Children’s Centre in Calne to celebrate its fifth anniversary and cut a cake for excited children to share.
The actor, whose most recent television role is police officer Rick Grimes in zombie apocalypse The Walking Dead, and who also starred in This Life and Teachers, has been an ambassador for Barnardo’s since 2007.
Since he began supporting Barnardo’s he has visited several different projects across the UK, but this is his first visit to a children’s home.
Mr Lincoln, who lives in North Wiltshire, has two young children of his own named Matilda and Arthur.
He said he was inspired to become an ambassador after his daughter’s birth and felt an affinity with the parents at the children’s centre.
He said: “A few months before Matilda was born a friend of mine organised an exhibition and I realised Barnardo’s wasn’t just a fostering and adoption charity, it did so much more, and I was really interested.
“When you’re a parent you improve your life for the life of your child.
“I believe, whatever their background, children deserve the best chance to fulfil their potential.”