We’re delighted to welcome the fabulously talented Myanna Buring as a Glad’s House ambassador.
Since graduating from L.A.M.D.A in 2004, MyAnna has worked on a wide range of theatre, film, and television productions. She played Tanya Denali in the final instalments of the Twilight Saga, and the same year was nominated for Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards for her performance in Ben Wheatley’s Kill List. Recently she joined the Downton Abbey cast for the series Christmas special, and she is currently filming the second season of the BBC’s BAFTA nominated show Ripper Street.
“Work has taken me all around the world and, wherever you travel there are heart-breaking stories of poverty, and abuse. The work that charities do on ground level is so important for struggling individuals, and communities everywhere. However, I have seen first hand how corruption, lack of organization, and communication can disintegrate what originally were good and noble intentions, abandoning those who needed those intentions put into action the most. Despite finding causes and communities I wanted to support in some way, it was difficult to sponsor many of the charities I came across as you just couldn’t rely on the donations reaching those they were intended for. Getting to know about Glad’s House over the years has therefore been so inspiring – the commitment to this project is undeniable. The Fergusons have gathered a core team of individuals who allow the charity to do what it says on the tin. Their operation is transparent allowing sponsors to see exactly where their donations go, and they are always active in finding new ways to help their children – while providing daily a clear basic structure of support, Glad’s House adapts to situations and opportunities as and when they arise. This template has so far helped to empower so many children to realize a brighter future for themselves, one in which they too may grow to take responsibility for those less fortunate in communities around them.
It is an honour to accept the position of Ambassador for Glad’s House. I truly believe all children have the right to grow up loved and protected, free from abuse and neglect and we all have an obligation to make sure this is so.