When Kurt met Andy... - Amicus Foster Care

When Kurt met Andy…

Luxury footwear brand Kurt Geiger has joined forces with our very own Andy Hider MBE to launch People Empowered, a campaign featuring activists for disability, diversity, mental health and social justice.

The campaign, which also features activists from Black Minds Matter and CLIC Sargent, was shot in the activists’ own homes via Facetime. Kurt Geiger will be revealing new activists each week in the run up to Christmas.

“I think it is an amazing campaign”, Andy says. “I can only thank Kurt Geiger from the bottom of my heart for what you’re doing and for the privilege of letting me feature among these amazing people!”

Andy has dedicated 37 years of her life to fostering teenagers after coming across an advertisement for ‘Teen Care’, a fee-paying scheme for foster. Since then, Andy has fostered around 150 teenagers. Despite recently retiring from fostering, Andy continues to work with Amicus in training other foster carers.

Kurt Geiger CEO Neil Clifford says, “Our motto is that ‘kindness is the new luxury’ and we try to encompass this in all our actions moving forward. Our PEOPLE EMPOWERED campaign focuses on everyday heroes who represent all that we stand for as a brand and have previously been underrepresented. As we move towards the end of the year, we want to shine a light on all those who strive to make this world a more equal place. This campaign embraces our attitude and we hope to show that we are one for love, freedom, equality and kindness; diversity and change; and that we are one against racism.”

Click here to read more about Andy’s work with Kurt Geiger and the People Empowered campaign.

Click here for a live radio interview with Andy Hider talking to John Darvall about her 37 year career as a foster carer on BBC Radio Bristol (interview begins at 2:10:46)