19 August 2011

To celebrate World Humanitarian Day, young fundraisers across the UK are raising money for UNICEF's It’s Time to Share appeal for children in East Africa.

Our young fundraisers include:

  • Four-year old Evie from Chesham, who will swim one length of her local pool every day for a week.
  • A group of seven children from Bournemouth, who are doing a sponsored walk from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier.
  • Six-year old Alfie from Gloucestershire, who is putting on a puppet show about food for his family and friends. 

"I have decided to raise money because I want to make the children smile again," said Evie. "I really like swimming and I’m going to swim without armbands or a woggle!"

Julie Weston, UNICEF UK Deputy Executive Director, said: "Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we must applaud children in the UK like Evie and Alfie, for sharing their time to help children in East Africa. By sharing a little of what we have, we can all save children’s lives."

 
Evie will be doing a sponsored swim, swimming one length of her local pool every day for a week without armbands. © UNICEF 2011
Evie will be doing a sponsored swim, swimming one length of her local pool every day for a week without armbands.© UNICEF 2011