Avenue & Co Private Finance supporting UNICEF
Every year, Avenue & Co will choose a charity that we will work alongside to promote and we will look to receive a contribution from our turnover and though fundraising events.
In 2009 / 10 - Avenue & Co Private Finance raised almost £10,000 for UNICEF through sponsored events.
For 2011, we are continuing support Unicef. UNICEF UK is one of 36 UNICEF National Committees based in industrialised countries. UNICEF National Committees raise funds for UNICEF’s worldwide emergency and development work. In 2007 UNICEF UK raised £41.3 million for UNICEF’s work with children worldwide.
UNICEF believes that every child should have clean water, food, health care, education, and a safe environment in which to grow up. UNICEF upholds the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and works to hold the international community responsible for their promises to children.
UNICEF UK also advocates for lasting change for children. For example UNICEF UK’s Public Affairs Team works to change government policies and practices that are detrimental to children’s rights in the UK and internationally.
UNICEF’s global structure
UK ambassadors include Sir Ralph Fiennes, Jemima Khan, Sir Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, Claudia Schiffer and Robbie Williams. Goodwill ambassadors for the UK are David Beckham, Lord Attenborough, Sir Roger Moore and Vanessa Redgrave.
UNICEF’s global activities, policy work and fundraising are coordinated by two international UNICEF offices: one in New York and another in Geneva.