Saturday, 19 January 2008

David Beckham Visits Sierra Leone As UNICEF Representative

David Beckham came face-to-face with the grinding poverty of Sierra Leone on Saturday and witnessed the work being done to try and alleviate the misery of a 12-year civil war.

"He arrived yesterday as an ambassador of Unicef to see our work in the field. He visited several child survival programs in the north of the country, around Kabala, near the border with Guinea," said Alison Parker, a spokesman for the UN body.

Beckham, who has been a Unicef ambassador since 2005, is visiting centres which care for malaria sufferers, a disease which kills at least 800,000 children under the age of five each year in sub-Saharan Africa.

I am so touched by David for doing this, he is such a great man. He could easily just send a cheque and not be actively involved, but he wants to be involved.

He is truely a man to be admired.

I ♥ him.



Anonymous said...

I guess charity in poverty ridden places is not a 'Posh' thing for his wife! But it's not worth it if she would only br doing it for image!

Posh said...

He's amazing!

Fashion Critic said... may have slipped your mind but Victoria is on tour.

She and David have a children's charity which does not get much press because they prefer it that way so please get your fact right about Victoria not being charitable, because she is.

bri said...

and just to add on to FC's comment victoria did actually go to Peru to visit poverty striken areas for Sport Relief. I believe it was 2003/04 but don't quote me on it. of course nobody remembers that tho. not something the papers would want to harp about is it?

btw love LOVE the quotes section. and congrats on your little "beckham experience" at the SG concert. i'm ridiculously jealous.

Fashion Critic said...

thanks Bri. Yes it was Peru in 2004.

My Spice Girls experience was amazing. I still smile every time I think about it.