We are delighted to announce that Felicity Finch, star of the BBC’s Archers, will be making the BBC Radio 4 Appeal for Afghanaid, which will air on Sunday 4th March at 7:55am.

Felicity Finch has pledged her support to Afghanaid to raise vital funds to enable more women like Najla to achieve their potential and lift their families out of devastating poverty. 

I’ve visited Afghanistan several times to train actors for New Home New Life, a radio drama inspired by The Archers which educates listeners and has a big following there. The spirit and determination of the women I have met is absolutely remarkable. But so are the obstacles they face. 

This year marks 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act, the law that gave women the right to vote in the UK and, whether it’s #MeToo or #TimesUp, 2018 really is the year to raise your voice for gender equality. Sadly, Afghanistan is still one of the most difficult places to be a woman. That’s why we are kicking off Women’s History Month with an appeal to empower vulnerable women in Afghanistan. Together we can transform their lives and bring a brighter future to generations to come.

How to listen and share

  • Please remember to tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 4th March at 07:55am to hear Felicity Finch tell Najla's story and make the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Afghanaid.
  • Soon after this broadcast, the appeal will also be available to listen to online on iPlayer Radio.
  • You can listen again on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 4th March at 9:25pm, or on Thursday 8th March at 3:27pm.
  • Please spread the word and invite your family and friends to this event! Thank you.


How to donate

You can donate to our appeal by phone, post or online from Sunday 4th March 2018:

  • By calling freephone 0800 404 8144 from Sunday 4th March to Saturday 10th March.
  • By posting a cheque to 'Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal'. That's the whole address - please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope. Cheques should be made payable to 'Afghanaid' and remember to mark the back of the envelope 'Afghanaid' as well.
  • Online via the Radio 4 website. The Radio 4 appeal features a new charity each week so please only donate between Sunday 4th March and Saturday 10th March - make sure that you are donating to Afghanaid by checking the charity name in red at the top of the donation form.

Or you can donate online at any time, directly on our website.

Listen to Felicity Finch explain why she has pledged her support to Afghanaid: