As the Clipper Race crews take on one of the greatest contests on Earth, children around the world are experiencing even more dangerous challenges. They’re facing violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster.
Unicef has joined forces with the Clipper Race to help make a safer world for children. In addition to being the Official Race Charity, Unicef is also a debut team entry.
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.
“We at Unicef wish you all the best of luck. We will keep in touch with you throughout your journey and we look forward to hearing about your incredible experiences and achievements on your return.”
Unicef is the world’s leading children’s organisation, ensuring more children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. It works in 190 countries round the world, including every country on the Clipper Race route. Unicef has also done more to influence laws, policies and customs to help protect children than anyone else in history.
The cost of the team entry has been donated by the race organisers. Clipper Race CEO William Ward explained: “The Clipper 2015-16 Race is our tenth edition and we wanted to mark this landmark in the history of our biennial international event by giving something back to the global community.
“Unicef works tirelessly for children in danger in every country we visit on our global race route and is the Official Clipper 2015-16 Race Charity, so it is a fitting cause for us to support.”
If you want to get involved and raise vital funds for Unicef, call 0300 330 5580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.