Clipper Race and Unicef

After a hugely successful partnership during the Clipper 2015-16 Race, raising more than £331,000, Unicef and the Clipper Race are continuing to work together to make a safer world for children.

Clipper Race crews are taking on one of the greatest challenges on Earth, testing their wits, skills and courage in an endurance race across the toughest oceans.

At the same time children around the world are experiencing even more dangerous challenges. They’re facing violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster. Millions of children are suffering and dying needlessly. This is wrong and the Clipper Race is helping Unicef to change it.

Unicef is the world’s leading children’s organisation, ensuring more children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. Unicef operates in 190 countries round the world, including every country on the Clipper Race route, and we have done more to influence laws, policies and customs to help protect children than anyone else in history.

Catherine Cottrell, Unicef UK Director, says: “A huge thank you to all the crew for supporting Unicef to make a safer world for children. You are taking on one of the greatest challenges on Earth, across the toughest oceans, and through your fundraising you will be helping a huge number of children who are experiencing even more dangerous challenges – violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster."

The Clipper Race is helping Unicef do whatever it takes until every child is safe. With the help of crews and sponsors, we can make sure that more children grow up happy, healthy and strong. We 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 your help, we can help make sure that children get the help they need when disaster or war strikes.

Together, we can build a safer world for every child.

Want to show your support?

All contributions go towards achieving our fundraising target for the Clipper 2017-18 Race of £400,000 – which by illustration could buy all of the following life changing items and services:

Enough midwifery kits to help deliver 100 babies
28,000 mosquito nets to help protect families from malaria-carrying mosquitoes
200,000 Polio vaccines
50,000 Measles vaccines
5,000 blankets to keep babies warm in hospitals and refugee camps
300 bikes to get children to school
890 emergency water kits
100 schools in a box to provide emergency schooling for 40 children in disasters
64 water pumps to provide clean safe water to entire villages
20 temporary schools or health centres for survivors of natural disasters
1,000 emergency nutrition packs

There will be many opportunities to support crew member and team fundraising and all funds raised will contribute to each team’s JustGiving fundraising totals. You can donate by clicking here.

Crew members can visit the Crew Hub to download the fundraising pack, which includes fun ideas on how to start fundraising individually or as a team.

For more information:

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