At Crew Allocation, we were very pleased to reveal that world's leading children's organisation Unicef UK has been appointed as our official race charity.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston says: “We are extremely proud to welcome Unicef UK on board as our Clipper Race Charity, to mark the tenth edition of our biennial ocean challenge in 2015-16.

“The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a leading international event so it feels entirely fitting that we are partnering with Unicef, the world’s leading organisation for children. We and our international crew members look forward to raising much needed funds to make a lasting difference to the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.”

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything it does. Together with its partners, it works in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

Unicef UK raises funds to protect children in danger, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children. As a registered charity it raises funds through donations from individuals, organisations and companies and campaigns to keep children safe.

Catherine Cottrell, Unicef UK’s Deputy Executive Director, said: “We are truly delighted to become the official charity of the Clipper 2015-16 Race. Unicef works in 190 countries, including every country the race fleet will pass through on this incredible voyage. We hope to inspire crew members to fundraise and support our work for children in danger across the globe.”

Specific fundraising activities and ways for crew and supporters to get involved will be announced in coming weeks.

To find out more about Unicef, and how to support the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, visit www.unicef.org.uk.

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