Charley Boorman

Unicef UK Ambassador

Charley visits Unicef's programmes in the TV series Long Way Up

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Adventurer, writer and actor, Charley Boorman became involved with Unicef while filming Long Way Round with Ewan McGregor in 2004.

The next in the Long Way Series followed in 2007 with Long Way Down and most recently, Long Way Up.

Through Long Way Round Charley and Ewan visited programmes in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Mongolia to meet children supported by Unicef’s work. For  Long Way Down they saw first-hand Unicef’s work with child soldiers in Uganda and land-mine awareness programmes in Ethiopia.

Most recently, for Long Way Up they travelled from Argentina to LA on electric bikes, visiting Unicef programmes in Bolivia, Peru and Honduras along the way.

On their travels, they learn more about the devastating issues affecting children across South and Central America and Unicef’s work to support children everywhere.

Unicef UK Ambassador since 2008

Charley was appointed a Unicef UK Ambassador in 2008. Later that year he reported on the effects of HIV and AIDS on children in Swaziland whilst filming The Missing Face, and documented the journey of vaccines in Nepal and Borneo for By Any Means.

A committed and passionate supporter, Charley continues to raise awareness of the issues facing children across the world and regularly supports our fundraising events and campaigns.

Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor visit an indigenous school in Bolivia

Long Way Up and Unicef in Peru

Ewan and Charley join in on a song at a Unicef-supported child-friendly space in the Long Way Up

Charley visits Unicef's programmes in the TV series Long Way Up

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Charley meets families in the small town of Dhulikhel, outside Kathmandu, Nepal.
Charley meets families in the small town of Dhulikhel, outside Kathmandu, Nepal for By Any Means.
Charley Boorman visits the small town of Dhulikhel, outside Kathmandu, Nepal.
Charley visits the small town of Dhulikhel, outside Kathmandu, Nepal.
Charley meets refugees from Venezuela, at the Peru-Ecuador border where Unicef is providing support to children and their families including health, water sanitation and hygiene as well as a space for children to play.

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