London – June 26, 2013 – Disability Rights International Ambassador and UK actress Holly Valance, along with her husband Nick Candy and Camilla and Celestine Clauson, also patrons of DRI, accompanied DRI on a recent trip to Eastern Europe to visit institutions and promote the Worldwide Campaign to End the Institutionalization of Children.
As a result of the trip, they hosted the inaugural “Summer in the City,” awareness-raising and fundraising event last week in London at One Hyde Park. Click here to watch the video produced for the event.
HELLO! Magazine covered the event and interviewed Holly about her work with DRI and passion for protecting the human rights of children with disabilities.
“When I see these kids, it feels as if an elephant is sitting on my chest,” said Holly in the interview. “If these were prisons, there would be outrage. Yet these innocent children and adults aren’t granted the same human rights…this is happening under our noses in the 21st century.”
Read the HELLO! interview here.