7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund
In 2015, to mark David Beckham’s tenth year as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, Unicef and David Beckham are launching 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, which aims to help protect millions of children from danger. Go to the 7 website and watch David's video interview.
David's 10 years with Unicef
International football legend David Beckham has supported Unicef since 2005, when he became a Goodwill Ambassador with a special focus on our sport for development work for children.
David has travelled extensively around the world to see Unicef’s work in action. In 2008 he went to Sierra Leone to help focus global attention on child survival - raising awareness of the high death rate of under fives in Sierra Leone and around the world, and how these deaths could be prevented. He has also travelled to South Africa to see Unicef's work with children and families living with HIV and AIDS.
In 2011 he visited a Unicef-supported children's centre in Manila in the Philippines, and supported our East African Children's Crisis appeal to help children affected by the food crisis across the region.
Then in 2012 he met the UK Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street to call for more action to help children affected by malnutrition around the world.
In February 2014 he made a second visit to the Philippines to meet children affected by Typhoon Haiyan, and how Unicef continues to support them with health care, counselling and safe spaces to play and learn. David's Philippines visit was part of the Soccer Aid 5 appeal, in which he saw how donations can make a difference to emergency responses. David helped launch our Philippines Typhoon children’s appeal, which raised £5.4 million in the UK alone.
David collaborated with Robbie Williams in 2014 for the launch of Unicef’s Children in Danger campaign which aims to protect children from violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster.
David continues to support Unicef and the fight against Ebola.