Duncan Bannatyne is perhaps best known for his role on the BBC programme Dragons’ Den. One of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs, he was awarded an OBE for his services to charity in 2004.
Duncan started supporting Unicef in 1994 and in 2000 he travelled to Romania to visit Unicef projects. He was incredibly moved by what he saw and since then Duncan has continued to support Unicef’s work, both personally and through his company Bannatyne Fitness.
Duncan visited Unicef’s water and sanitation projects in Bolivia in 2010 ahead of the Millennium Development Goal meeting in New York. He travelled up the Amazon basin to see how water pumps work in the area and meet entrepreneurs tackling the sanitation issues.
In January 2011, Duncan visited Haiti to see Unicef activities in displacement camps after the devastating earthquake. He met with children and parents living in the camp and those benefiting from Unicef’s work – in particular baby tents for exclusive breastfeeding.
Duncan has also supported Unicef through our corporate partnerships, including Barclays.