27 January 2011

Glasgow businessman and Executive Chairman of City Refrigeration Holding (UK) Ltd, Willie Haughey, has donated £100,000 to UNICEF’s Pakistan Flood Children’s Appeal, which is helping children who were affected by the Pakistan floods.

Willie said: “I felt I would like to do something for these kids, many of whom have no homes, no crops and no food because of the floods.”

Six months on from the floods, water levels remain a challenge in Pakistan’s Sindh Province. At least ten million displaced people across the country have returned or moved closer to their homes but hundreds of thousands are still living in temporary camps.

To respond to the needs of the most vulnerable communities over the harsh winter, UNICEF is distributing winter clothes and blankets and emergency health, nutrition and sanitation supplies, reaching more than 900,000 people.

Willie made the donation through his foundation, City Charitable Trust. He presented the cheque to Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager and UNICEF UK Ambassador. Sir Alex Ferguson said: “Willie Haughey and his wife Susan have been friends for many years and their fantastic generosity through their Charitable Trust is much appreciated. This latest donation will be put to good use by UNICEF.”

Find out more about Willie on his website.

Willie Haughey and Sir Alex Ferguson donate money to UNICEF's Pakistan appeal © UNICEF UK/2010/Joanne Andrews
UNICEF UK Ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson accepts a cheque on behalf of UNICEF for £100,000 from Glasgow businessman Willie Haughey. Joanne Andrews from UNICEF UK's donor relations team is also pictured. © UNICEF UK/2010/Joanne Andrews