Clipper Race and Unicef

Unicef relies entirely on voluntary contributions and donations. Its life-saving work wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary generosity of its fundraisers and corporate partners who help raise vital funds for Unicef’s work across the globe.

Mike Penrose, Unicef UK’s Executive Director, says: “We are incredibly proud to be the Charity Partner of the Clipper Race for the third edition in a row. The Clipper Race challenges everyday people from across the globe to come together and work as a team, in a true test of their ability, bravery, and courage. The global sailing event also helps us to support vulnerable children in the incredible difficulties and challenges they face around the world as they experience hunger, disease and living in war-torn countries.

“As our work with the Clipper Race continues to grow we are raising vital funds so children can live in a safe, happy and healthy environment. We have developed a strong partnership with the Clipper Race over the years, and are immensely excited to be a Team Partner once again. I cannot wait to see our Unicef yacht in action and meet the team who will be spearheading Unicef’s message on this immense voyage around the globe.”

Unicef can help put an end to preventable disease and the tragic, needless deaths of children; Put an end to hunger to ensure every child gets the nutrition they need; Put an end to violence against children to ensure every child can grow up in a world free from abuse; And with the Clipper Race crew’s help, Unicef can help make sure children get the assistance they need when disaster or war strikes.

During the Clipper 2017-18 Race, crew, supporters and race partners around the world showed their support and raised more than £374,000 which will help save the lives of thousands of children.

it is hoped that during the upcoming Clipper 2019-20 Race, the total amount of money raised will pass the £1 million mark. The Clipper Race has once again gifted the team yacht to Unicef to help raise awareness of the issues impacting children across the globe.


Every donation can help improve the lives of children around the world. Here's what your donation could provide:

£10 - school text books for 30 children

£14 - five school backpacks

£22 - treatment for a child suffering from malaria

£50 - HIV test kits for 50 mums and their babies

£160 - school in a box to help 40 children

£500 - emergency supplies to help Syrian children

£634 - a water pump to provide essential clean, safe drinking water for a whole village or school

Race Crew and their supporters can sign up to fundraise for Unicef by clicking here.

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There are many opportunities to support race crew members and team fundraising and all funds raised will contribute to each team’s JustGiving fundraising totals. To donate and view the fundraising totals click here.