Natalie Pinkham - Presenter
Natalie is a television and radio presenter who has been the Sky Sports F1 presenter since 2012.
Natalie Pinkham – Patron, Hope and Homes for Children
Natalie was invited to become a Patron for Hope and Homes for Children in 2013. Natalie has been close to the Hope and Homes for Children cause for a number of years. This began after she volunteered to help in a Romanian children’s institution in 2000.
The Lost Orphan: Mirela’s Story (2011)
In 2011, Natalie made a documentary when she returned to a Romanian orphanage she had previously worked in to find what became of an orphan called Mirela with whom she had formed a bond 12 years ago. The journey was made into a documentary for Channel Five called The Lost Orphan: Mirela’s Story.
The Lost Orphan: A Home for Mirela (2014)
In this dramatic and emotional follow up of the 2011 documentary The Lost Orphan: In search of Mirela. Natalie takes on the ambitious challenge of raising £200,000 to build Mirela and her siblings a new home. The programme follows Natalie’s struggle to re-house the children by Christmas 2013 and hopefully change their lives forever.
A Home for Mirela was aired on Channel 5 on Wednesday March 5 2014.
Mirela: An update:
I am deeply saddened to announce that Mirela, who featured in the Channel 5 documentary 'A Home for Mirela', passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday 9th March from acute cardio-respiratory failure. My thoughts are with Mirela's siblings, the other young adults in the home, their carers, the Hope and Homes for Children team and everyone involved with the Mirela Fund; together we share the loss and sadness.
Hope and Homes for Children is an international charity working to end institutional care for children globally. They are leading experts in closing children’s institutions and reforming child protection systems.
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