Unicef continues as Official Race Charity for 2017-18
05 October 2015
We are pleased to announce that we are extending our partnership with the Official Race Charity, Unicef, to include the 2017-18 edition of the race.
This will be the second consecutive partnership between the Clipper Race and Unicef, working together to help make a safer world for children.
CEO, William Ward said: “We are committed to a long-term fundraising partnership with Unicef so I am very pleased to announce that our partnership is extending to include the 2017-18 edition of
“Unicef is global and so are we, so together we are a powerful fundraising combination. As our crew navigates the world’s oceans and faces challenging environments, it will be making a difference to children around the world facing even tougher challenges each day.”
Unicef operates in 190 countries around the world, including every country on the Clipper Race route, and with more than 700 people from over 40 countries expected to take on the challenge of the world’s longest ocean race in 2017-18, crew members will continue to generate the much needed awareness and funds to help keep more of the world's most vulnerable children safe from danger.
Becks Bohling, Head of Public Fundraising at Unicef UK, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the Official Race Charity for the Clipper 2017-18 Race and to continue our relationship with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
“To date, since the partnership launched in April earlier this year, the Clipper Race crew has raised an amazing £83,000 for Unicef and we are excited to see what more we can achieve together over the coming months and years in order to create a lasting change for children in danger around the world.”
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