International Missing Children's Day: Celebrities Support Appeal To Bring Children Home Safely

'Our aim is to end the heartache for families.'

Caitlin Moran, Gaby Roslin and Michael Sheen have joined the international appeal to bring missing children home to their families.

On International Missing Children's Day (Wednesday 25 May), parents of missing children around the world are drawing attention to the 140,000 kids that go missing every year.

The charity Missing People will tweet a different appeal for a missing child every half hour for 24 hours, using the #FindEveryChild and #TeamBigTweet hashtags.

The celebrity support, in the form of tweets and retweets, follows on from JK Rowling and Simon Cowell last year.

The Home Office and other large-scale companies including Royal Mail and Hootsuite have also joined the campaign by retweeting messages.

"Our aim is to bring missing children to safety and end the heartache for families desperate for news of their missing loved one," a spokesperson for Missing People said.

Now in its fifth year, the charity revealed that since last year's Big Tweet, 19 of the children featured in appeals have been found.

The charity is urging others to take part by following @missingpeople and retweeting as many appeals as you can.

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