Over the next half a year I will be travelling across the globe to raise funds for Unicef, who are the world’s leading organisation for children. Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
All over the globe, children are experiencing unspeakable violence. Millions are in danger. On city streets, in communities, schools and homes, children are attacked, abused, exploited and killed. From Syria to South Sudan to Yemen, war and conflict put millions of children in terrible danger. They face losing their homes, their families, even their lives.
Today thousands of children will die from diseases that are easy to prevent. Deadly diseases like measles, polio, tetanus, tuberculosis, diphtheria and whooping cough are all easily and cheaply preventable by immunisation. Yet every day, 17,000 children under five die, usually because they don’t get the health care and life-saving vaccines they need.
A child dies every 15 seconds as a result of malnutrition. Millions more live with the lifetime effects – physical disabilities and learning difficulties. When disaster strikes, children are hardest hit. Whether it’s a flood, an earthquake or a hurricane, so many lose everything – their homes, their families, even their lives.
Without your support, Unicef will not be able to continue saving lives and pulling children out of dangerous situations in which they end up, whether through war, disaster, malnutrition or disease. The money and donations you give will help Unicef to carry on with their life-changing work. It doesn’t matter how much you give whether it’s a £10 donation or £100, every single penny helps us to help children.
HOW CAN YOU DONATE?
You can donate to the charity through JustGiving by following this link
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.