As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the former Manchester United No. 7 is spearheading a humanitarian project in partnership with UNICEF to help children in countries in crisis.
An honorary Knight of the Order of the British Empire and a global icon, Mr. Beckham became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2005 after supporting the organization’s work while playing for Manchester United Football Club. After a successful 20-year career on the pitch, David is committed to using his fame and influence to raise vital funds and encourage world leaders to create lasting positive change for children.
The former Manchester and Real Madrid player has transformed the lives of millions of children around the world. The concrete actions are numerous: vaccinating 400,000 children against polio in Djibouti, providing clean water to 15,000 children in Burkina Faso, and protecting 14,500 children in Cambodia from violence and abuse… It was his ambassadorship that made David Beckham realize just how much he could do for children.
A project that involves the entire Beckham family
The Fund 7 he co-created is a unique partnership to help children around the world – especially girls – break free from the barriers of poverty, violence, forced marriage, and lack of education that prevent them from achieving their goals. The fund exists to enable children to grow up safely. It supports UNICEF programs in Indonesia, El Salvador, Nepal, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and other countries.
The charity project involves the entire Beckham family: the former midfielder’s four children are also involved in the project.