A FATHER of two sons abducted to Zambia helped mark International Missing Children’s Day last week.
Balloons were set free to remember missing children at a special event last Wednesday with the help of Ken Spooner whose children Devlan and Caelan, were abducted in October 2008 and taken to live in Zambia by his former partner, the children’s mother.
He has since been campaigning to bring them home. Tesco in Bedford hosted the event to mark International Missing Children’s Day. The Bedford balloon launch was attended by Mr Spooner.
He said: “It is obviously something close to my heart and a topic I’m deeply involved in.
“It was great to see so many people involved in the event in Bedford and I hope it raises awareness of the plight of parents who are missing or have been left behind.”
The main purpose of the event was to encourage people to remember all the missing children, not just in the UK but worldwide. To find out more about the Forever Searching charity, which organised the event, visit www.foreversearching.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A petition backing the Citizen’s Justice for Ken campaign and backed by MK Mark Lancaster was presented to parliament last week.
To join the Citizen’s ‘Justice for Ken’ campaign, visit www.facebook.com and search ‘Justice for Ken’