I’M so proud of the impact UK aid has made to millions of children and their families.

It’s important to me that our community supports the UK’s commitment to helping the poorest people help themselves.

We are big enough to help those in need here and abroad.

This means our doctors and nurses assisting in communities and training local staff in times of disaster or disease.

During the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone NHS staff and UK military personnel trained 4,000 health workers alongside hundreds of British charity workers.

UK aid shows us at our best.

It’s why I’m supporting organisations like Save the Children to encourage the public to have conversations about UK aid.

We can and should move the debate away from why we spend aid to how we best spend it.

Please help shine a spotlight on this issue and the pride we can all take in UK aid.

Abigail Wytchard

Orchard Rise