David and Victoria Beckham donate £1m to support Ukraine and set up emergency Unicef appeal

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9 Mar 2022, 13:27

David and Victoria Beckham have generously forked out £1m and started a Unicef Emergency Appeal for Ukraine. The global ambassador has also shared an emotional message asking people to donate.

In a statement, David said: “Like you I have watched the situation unfold Ukraine with horror and disbelief. Mothers forced to flee with their children. Families torn apart.

"Children taken from their beds to become refugees overnight. As the conflict in #Ukraine enters its second week, the needs of families are escalating and 7.5m children are now at risk.

"My 7 Fund for @UNICEF is setting up an Emergency Appeal to help provide immediate aid to support children's wellbeing, including medical supplies and safe spaces for families.

"Please join me in supporting UNICEF in its vital work on the ground and give what you can. Thank you.

"Link to donate in my bio."

A source told The Sun: “David and Victoria wanted to do everything they could to help Unicef and their Emergency Appeal.

“They personally donated £1million to the fund and hope they inspire others to help out in any way they can.”

Victoria added: "The situation in Ukraine is truly heartbreaking.

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“Please consider donating to the @unicef 7 Fund Emergency Appeal if you are able to.

“David and I have kick-started the appeal with a donation on behalf of our family, the money will go towards providing immediate aid to support to support children’s wellbeing, including medical supplies and safe spaces for families.”

An insider explained previously: “David raises around £5million a year to support Unicef.

“This is in addition to the women and children’s projects he funds under the umbrella of his 7 Fund.

“Over the years he has probably raised over £50m for Unicef and other charities and also quietly gives about a million a year from his own pocket.”

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