Throughout May, the charity Missing People is launching a number of events to help bring vulnerable people home to their loved ones.
The charity is urging supporters to Sign up to Child Rescue Alert, and to Tweet, run, walk, drink tea or view the variety of materials available to help those affected by a disappearance.
Activities for the month have been supported by a huge amount of organisation which will make 2014 an incredible year for Missing People, its staff, volunteers and supporters.
A staggering 140,000 children go missing in the UK every year
On International Missing Children’s Day (Sunday 25 May), we will once again harness the power of Twitter to help find missing children via The Big Tweet for Missing Children.
You can take part too, by retweeting the appeals for missing children that the charity will tweet every 30 minutes for 24 hours.
Our Patron Stephen Fry will be supporting the event once again - here's what he said:
"Do you know what you are going to be doing on Sunday 25 May? I do. I am going to be throwing my weight behind the charity Missing People’s ‘Big Tweet for Missing Children’ for the fourth year running.
"It is a very simple concept and there is simply no excuse not to get involved. Every half hour for 24 hours throughout International Missing Children’s Day, the charity will be posting Twitter appeals with the aim of finding missing children.
"By retweeting these appeals, we can all help extend the platform that might bring those children home. Circulating the details of these children through the social media site is such a simple, yet incredibly effective way to give the appeals as much coverage as possible.
"I was so impressed by how the world of Twitter responded last year – an incredible 58,000 retweets in one day. The result? Two missing children were found. Invaluable."
This year, it is even more important than ever that we all get behind this initiative as The Big Tweet for Missing Children will provide a launch pad for a new Child Rescue Alert system (funded by the EU and the players of People’s Postcode Lottery) which will facilitate nation-wide searches for abducted children within minutes.
If you have a Twitter account you can take part. All you have to do to take part in the Big Tweet is follow Missing People and look out for the hashtag #TheBIgTweet on Sunday 25 May 2014 and retweet as many appeals for missing children as you can.
Please Follow the link to the Missing People website for more information.