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David Harewood attends Parliamentary Soccer Aid for Unicef

Parliamentarians gathered in the Speaker’s State Rooms in Westminster, to hear how they can take the Great Big Kickabout to their constituencies, and organise local events in a bid to raise money for Soccer Aid and celebrate the good that UK Aid can do. Hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Jon Bercow, the reception saw David tell MPs about his recent trip to Sierra Leone, where he saw first-hand how Unicef programmes are improving child health, early childhood development and education in vulnerable communities. David Harewood will play for the England squad in this year’s Soccer Aid for Unicef match. [May 2019]

David Harewood: “I’m asking everyone to support Soccer Aid for Unicef and take part in the Great Big Kickabout so every child can have a childhood full of play".
Unicef/Dymond

Tanni Grey-Thompson visits UUK Office

High profile supporter Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson visited the Unicef UK office, to speak to colleagues about her recent work campaigning for transport accessibility, safeguarding and equality in sport. Tanni is currently focusing much of her energies on advocating with the government on position of trust legislation, including plans to expand that to the Commonwealth and links to her other projects in the UK. [May 2019]

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
Chris McAndrew

Ambassadors and supporters raise awareness for Cyclone Idai

Unicef UK’s high profile supporters took to social media to highlight the urgent need for donations following destruction caused by Cyclone Idai. The weather system created a severe humanitarian disaster, with thousands forced out of their flooded homes and many families lacking basic supplies including food, clean water and sanitation facilities.

UNICEF is working with governments and partners across the region to help meet the immediate needs of affected children and families, and support fast, sustainable recovery. [March 2019]

Ambassador Sir Chris Hoy was amongst our supporters sharing the Unicef UK Cyclone Idai Facebook Fundraiser. Chris visited Malawi with UNICEF in 2014.
Unicef/Matas

Cel Spellman attends OutRight Exhibition at the Houses of Parliament 

Actor and Radio 1 presenter Cel Spellman – alongside a group of passionate school pupils – appealed to MPs to publicly commit to reduce air pollution to acceptable levels. Unicef UK is campaigning for a national strategy that prioritises action for children, under-pinned by ring-fenced funding, to ensure that no child is denied their right to clean air.

Cel fronted the launch of our OutRight programme in 2016. [March 2019]

Cel with the students and staff from Holywell Primary School
Unicef/Drury