British actor Tom Hiddleston (Thor, Avengers Assemble, War Horse) has been a UNICEF supporter since January 2013, when he went on with a trip to see UNICEF's work in Guinea in West Africa.
As a supporter of UNICEF's work for children, Tom met with Guinean children, families and communities to hear their stories of need and see how UNICEF supports them on the ground.
He also visited several UNICEF projects, finding out about our work in child protection, education, water and sanitation, and hunger and malnutrition.
On the trip, Tom wrote a series of posts for UNICEF UK's blog. You can read them all here:
Day 1: Tom's first blog post from Guinea
Day 2: Visiting UNICEF projects (and circus schools)
Day 3: All about sanitation, and speaking French on the radio
Day 4: Learning about malnutrition and Michel Foucault
Day 5: The end of the trip. And a quick game of football
Back home: Tom's final thoughts
Tom also participated in the Live Below the Line challenge in 2013, during which he lived on just £1 a day of food and drink, highlighting how little nutrients so many millions of children depend on, and how this can lead to malnutrition. Hear Tom’s thoughts on the challenge here.
You can also follow Tom at #tom_UNICEFUK and @twhiddleston.