Unicef relies entirely on voluntary contributions and donations. Its life-saving work wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of its fundraisers and corporate partners, who work across a wide range of industries, delivering clear business benefits for them and vital funds for Unicef’s work across the globe.
Says Mike Penrose, Executive Director, Unicef UK, “Being able to showcase Unicef’s different projects, during stopovers around the world, is a really important part of making the crew see the difference and the change they are making to children. What they experience on the ground is the real impact that Unicef and the Clipper Race makes to the lives of millions of young children."
“The Clipper Race has raised an astonishing £700,000 so far for Unicef. For the 2019-20 edition we want to break the million-pound barrier. The change we could make with this amount is enormous and we really hope the teams will get out there and begin fundraising for Unicef to take us past this significant milestone.”
During the Clipper 2017-18 Race, crew, supporters and race partners around the world showed their support and raised more than £374,000. The fundraising target for the next edition is £400k with the aim of helping even more children.
This global charity's aim is to build a better world for every child, everywhere, every day. Unicef help more children than any other humanitarian organisation, helping them keep safe when war or disaster strike. They also provide life-saving food, clean water and vaccines and protect children, giving them a safe place to laugh and play. Thanks to the support of incredible people who fund-raise on their behalf, Unicef is delivering incredible things for children including vaccinating almost half the world’s children, supplying over 80 per cent of the world’s life-saving food for malnourished children and supplying education materials for almost 47 million children over the past three years.
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.
For more information visit: www.unicef.org.uk