David Beckham announces UNICEF charity

By admin
10 February 2015

David Beckham is hoping to “do so much more” for children with his new charity work.

The 39-year-old retired football player has been a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador since 2005.

And to mark his 10th anniversary with the organisation, David confirmed on Monday he is launching a fresh project called 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund.

'Everything I have done, my football career, my family, has led to this point'

“Today, the need to help children has never been greater and since retiring I have more time and I want to do so much more. That’s why I am setting up this new fund with UNICEF. 7 represents my ongoing commitment to helping children who need it most around the world,” he said in London, according to a press release published on UNICEF’s website. “This is me stepping up my support - because I can, because I want to, because the outcome will help change the lives of millions of children. Everything I have done, my football career, my family, has led to this point – this is the moment for me to do what I can to help children in every corner of the world. This is something I want my own children to be proud of.”

David is father to four kids with his wife Victoria.

His 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund programme is meant to protect children who are exposed to extreme danger, be it from disease, natural disasters or violence.

“Over the coming years I am going to work with UNICEF to raise millions and speak out for children all over the world,” David shared. “I am planning numerous fundraising initiatives and I also hope to travel much more - meeting children, UNICEF staff and world leaders to help raise awareness and increase the pace of change. There are some very exciting plans ahead and I am so proud to be part of this.”

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