Keeping children safe

HMC’s Chariots of Fire Run has the potential to protect 6.25 million children from deadly tetanus, keeping mothers and babies safe and giving children a brighter future. 

Head teachers that meet their fundraising target will be entered into a draw for the chance to transport their students to a virtual refugee camp as part of our emergency simulation workshop at Unicef UK’s London office.


About Tetanus

Every 9 minutes a new born baby dies from neonatal tetanus which is easily preventable.This is unacceptable.

Maternal and neonatal tetanus is a silent killer affecting babies and mothers. Since 2000, with the help of our partners, we have eliminated this dangerous disease from 35 countries across the world. But in 24 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, babies and mothers who have little or no access to health care are still in danger.

These are often people living in extreme poverty, in hard to reach areas, or those affected by humanitarian emergencies. With your help we can protect more babies and their mothers from this deadly disease.

Unicef is working to keep every mother and child safe from maternal and neonatal tetanus.We will not stop until we have reached every child in danger.