1D singer is voted kids’ top hero

Louis Tomlinson.
Louis Tomlinson.

Doncaster children have named singing superstar Louis Tomlinson as their ultimate childhood hero.

The One Direction member, from Bessacarr, was the young people’s choice as part of a survey conducted as part of Doncaster Council’s new fostering recruitment campaign – which asks people if they have what it takes to be a child’s hero.

Mum and grandma joined Spider-Man in the top five, showing that super powers and fame were not prerequisites for a hero in a child’s eyes.

A number of Doncaster’s key personalities have shown their support for the campaign by revealing their own childhood heroes, with Kevin Keegan identifying England legend Billy Wright and Mayor Ros Jones recognising her mother and father for the role they played in her upbringing.

Stories from other personalities, including Doncaster Council’s chief executive Jo Miller, a host of Doncaster Rovers’ players and cabinet member for children’s safeguarding, councillor Tony Corden, will also appear on www.fosteringindoncaster.org

The aim of the campaign is to encourage more people in Doncaster to become foster carers.