Last night, former spice girl and UNICEF UK supporter Emma Bunton joined a group of excited Brownies for some late night giggling and bed time stories. Emma joined the young fundraisers from Fife, Scotland as they bedded down for The Giant Sleepover to raise money for UNICEF UK, the world’s leading children’s organisation.
The group of 21 Brownies were flown down to London on Saturday morning, courtesy of UNICEF partner easyJet, for the ultimate sleepover at special venue Top Trumps Towers. Emma joined the girls for a top trump turbo tournament, twister and ‘design your own top trumps’ craft session, before sitting down with the Brownies to read them a bedtime story.
UNICEF UK supporter Emma says; “It was so much fun to be at the Brownies sleepover. It was absolute chaos but such a giggle. It brought back special memories of my sleepovers. My favourite part was the sing song – we all sang One Direction songs together! I don’t think the girls will ever forget the excitement of tonight!
“And on top of all that it’s a privilege to be here supporting UNICEF UK and the Brownies and their efforts to raise as much money as possible for the world’s most vulnerable children.”
Jane Coates, Brown Owl of the Saline and Blairhall Brownies says; “Last night was amazing. The girls were so excited and they were beside themselves when Emma arrived. It was just wonderful. And on top of that this is the first time that most of the girls have been in London or flown on a plane. Such a treat, and we've raised money to help other children around the world. What could be better?”
The Saline and Blairhall Brownies from Fife were amongst thousands of children around the world who took part in The Giant Sleepover last night, one of the world’s largest sleepovers. Sleeping over at venues up and down the country including spooky castles, forests, sea life sanctuaries and football stadiums, children were sponsored for taking part and raised money on the night through night time activities.
Children taking part in UNICEF’s Giant Sleepover are raising money to fund UNICEF’s life saving work around the world where every 15 seconds, a child somewhere in the world dies because of hunger.
David Bull, UNICEF UK Executive Director says; “The Giant Sleepover is a fantastic way for children to have some fun and raise money for UNICEF UK to help transform children’s lives around the world. Thank you to easyJet, Top Trumps Towers, Emma Bunton and all the Brownies for taking part in this special event.”
For more information about UNICEF please contact:
Rowena Campbell, UNICEF UK on email@example.com or 0207 3756206/0207
Notes to editors
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children, working in over 190 countries to help every child realise their full potential. We work with partners to transform the lives of children everywhere.
UNICEF provides health care, water, nutrition, education and protection for children. The most vulnerable and disadvantaged children are our priority. As champion of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we work to protect and promote the rights of every child.
UNICEF UK raises funds for UNICEF’s emergency and development work and advocates for lasting change for children everywhere. We are a UK registered charity, supported entirely by voluntary donations. We do not receive any money from the UN. For more information, please visit unicef.org.uk