Famous fathers David Beckham and Robbie Williams unite to protect children in danger
These striking photos show international football legend David Beckham and music star Robbie Williams uniting to protect children from danger.
Both stars are long-standing Unicef Ambassadors and have shown their support for Unicef’s new Children in Danger campaign, which aims to protect children from violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster. “Millions of children around the world are facing dangers every day,” said David. “We need to grab this opportunity to step up and protect them now.”
As part of the campaign, Unicef have released a report revealing that every five minutes a child around the world dies as the result of violence.
“I’ve met children around the world who are facing all kinds of dangers – kids in Haiti who lost everything in the earthquake and little children in Mexico at risk of violence and abuse.” said Robbie. “Since becoming a dad I realise more than ever how much these children need someone to protect them.”
Unicef UK has also released a powerful film to mark the launch of the campaign that tells how children are facing an epidemic of violence. The film asks the viewer to imagine what it would be like if there was a “violence vaccine” that could protect children and ensure they were safe.
To date the film has already been shared on social media by Unicef Ambassadors and supporters including Andy Murray, Cat Deeley, David Beckham, David Walliams, Eddie Izzard, Emma Bunton, Ewan McGregor, Jessie Ware, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Sheen, Nicole Scherzinger, Robbie Williams, Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Tom Daley and Tom Hiddleston.
Unicef UK is calling for a target to end violence, exploitation and abuse of children to be included in the world’s new development agenda in 2015. Robbie and David are calling on the British public to help Unicef keep these children safe by adding their names to the Children in Danger campaign to end violence against children for good.
All images © Unicef Greg Williams