Beckham launches new Unicef project

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Published: Monday 9th February 2015 by The News Editor

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David Beckham has launched a new global project to help children in danger.

Humanitarian charity Unicef’s 7 fund – named after the former England footballer’s shirt number – will focus on seven countries where youngsters are at risk.

Beckham, 39, said: “My fame, my success on the field, opens doors for exactly things like this – the protection of children, the protection of women.”

Beckham has supported Unicef since 2005 when he became a goodwill ambassador with a special focus on child development through sport.

He visited the Philippines last year to meet children affected by Typhoon Haiyan and helped launch a Unicef appeal to raise funds for the victims which reached £5.4 million in the UK.

Beckham said: “I knew that there was more I can do and this is a way of being part of Unicef for the longer term.

“This is a way of helping children around the world.”

The locations that the 7 fund will focus on include Swaziland, Djibouti and Burkina Faso in Africa.

Published: Monday 9th February 2015 by The News Editor

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