English model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley began supporting Unicef UK in 2014.
She travelled to Cambodia in Southeast Asia for Soccer Aid 5, where she learned how easily preventable diseases remain a high cause for mortality amongst the most disadvantaged. She saw how Unicef provides life-saving treatments in the region, and helped raise over £5.3 million, making it the most successful Soccer Aid to date.
In March of that year Rosie also supported an open letter calling on the UK government to act to protect women and children from sexual violence in conflict. She was one of 25 leading UK women signatories who united in this letter ahead of International Women’s Day, calling for real action from the government.
More recently, in July 2016, Rosie travelled to Lesotho in Southern Africa to meet children and families affected by the food and water crisis that is devastating the region. Read Rosie’s diary from her trip where she writes about the families she met who have been forced by the crisis to make impossible choices.
Rosie continues to support Unicef UK to help keep children safe from an increasingly dangerous world.