Thursday, 24 January 2008

David Beckham Blogs About His UNICEF Trip To Sierra Leone

I’ve just returned from visiting Sierra Leone in Africa as part of my role as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

I was honoured to be invited and though I saw many problems and issues to tackle, I was heartened by the incredible and selfless work UNICEF and other agencies are doing on the ground to help. I was also humbled by the people of Sierra Leone who despite the problems they face, keep smiling and are hopeful for the future. They made me feel extremely welcome in their country and I will never forget the experience.

One in four children die in Sierra Leone before they reach the age of five and many of the diseases that children suffer can be prevented. I genuinely hope that by visiting the affected areas and spending time with some of the people there, it will draw the world’s attention towards the problems children face not only in Sierra Leone but similar situations across the world.

If you want to make a donation to the fantastic work that UNICEF does then please click here.

Thank you

Bless him ♥




electra said...

I still can't believe what he did with his arm. Beyond awfull.

About his UNICEF work - well done, hopefully it will help, but i doubt it as nobody cares enough to help those poor people in Africa. The whole situation in Africa can be solved if the leading people in the world cared about it, unfortunately all they care is Iraq and oil and more money to their bank accounts. It's a cruel world we live in.

Janie said...

Hear hear Electra