Jemima Goldsmith (formerly Jemima Khan) became a Unicef UK Ambassador in 2001 and has been passionately campaigning for children and children’s rights ever since.
Jemima’s #WakeUpCall campaign encouraged a morning selfie trend to support Unicef’s work for children in Syria. Many celebrities and supporters have joined in, including Stephen Fry, Keeley Hawes and Tom Hiddleston.
An active supporter of Unicef’s campaigns, Jemima visited Romania in 2004 where she met girls affected by trafficking as part of the End Child Exploitation campaign, and Kenya in 2005 where she met children affected by HIV and AIDS for Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS.
Jemima travelled with Unicef to Pakistan in 2006 to see our emergency relief operations following the earthquake, and again in 2009 to see Unicef’s child-friendly spaces set up in camps for people escaping the violence in the Swat valley.
Jemima is also a committed fundraiser for Unicef, whose events have provided vital funds for our work for children for various programmes around the globe. In 2013 Jemima hosted Unicef UKs first Halloween Ball that raised over £1 million for the children of Syria. Attendees included Robbie Williams and Ewan McGregor, the evening was a night not to forget.
In 2014, Jemima visited Jordan to Za’atari refugee camp with the Halloween Ball Committee to meet Syrian children who have fled the conflict and now live in camps and Jordanian host communities. She wrote about her expereince for the Daily Mail.
Follow her on Twitter at @Jemima_Khan.