Taking the 'god' out of godparenting: What is their role now?

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Godparents make an important contribution to a child’s spiritual development.
Godparents make an important contribution to a child’s spiritual development.

Holly Tyrer is a lucky girl. Just like a child in a storybook, this two-year-old has a fairy godmother, and her name is Anja.

"We didn’t want to appoint formal godparents," says her mother, Desiré.

"This just makes it a bit more fun. I thought it would be nice to have somebody special like that, especially in a girl’s life, to spoil them."

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