Jamie and Louise Redknapp meet burns victims
FOOTBALL star Jamie Redknapp and his pop singer wife Louise brightened up the day for young burns victims. The celebrity couple spent the afternoon last Wednesday playing and chatting with the children and volunteers of the annual burns camp at Grafham Wa
FOOTBALL star Jamie Redknapp and his pop singer wife Louise brightened up the day for young burns victims.
The celebrity couple spent the afternoon last Wednesday playing and chatting with the children and volunteers of the annual burns camp at Grafham Water.
The couple have been patrons of The Burned Children's Club for the past two years and this is the second year they have visited the camp.
They joined in with the fun on the inflatable assault course, signed autographs for the youngsters and had their photographs taken with the children.
Pat Wade, a paediatric nurse who works at the St Andrew's Centre for Burns in Chelmsford, founded the charity in 1995, for children from eight-18.
It emerged from a discussion with a consultant who had just saved some children's lives after a fire in East London.
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"We said there was no support for the children after they left hospital and the consultant said he had worked in America where there were burns camps."
The charity raised funds for the first year and has run a holiday camp at Grafham Water each year since.
Ms Wade said: "Jamie and Louise are such a lovely, down to earth couple. We have corporate patrons but I wanted some for the children and they are ideal.
"They are approachable, and they are brilliant with the kids. They said they were amazed at how the youngsters got on with their lives as if nothing had happened to them.