Rangers Charity Foundation announces donation to UNICEF UK Children’s Emergency Fund

Mon 20th November 2023

Philippe Clement with UNICEF prop

This World Children’s Day, the Rangers Charity Foundation is pledging a donation this season of £25,000 to UNICEF UK’s Children’s Emergency Fund to help provide rapid assistance to children and their families around the world.

UNICEF - child in UkraineIn recent months, the Children’s Emergency Fund was used by UNICEF to help children and families affected by the earthquake in Morocco in September; to provide continued support to over 4 million children displaced by the war in Ukraine; and now to provide urgent assistance in the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the wider State of Palestine.

When a conflict breaks out or a disaster strikes, children are the first to suffer from the impacts. Children can lose their schools, their homes and their families. In some cases, they may lose access to water, food and shelter at the same time.

UNICEF and partners work around the clock to help children and families affected by emergencies. They provide access to vital services such as temporary schools and clinics, therapeutic food and psycho-social support as well as safe drinking water, life-saving medical supplies, medicines and vaccines.

With a presence in 190 countries, UNICEF is uniquely placed to rapidly reach children and families with the care and protection they need that could save their lives. In 2022 alone, UNICEF reached over 39 million people with access to clean water and sanitation in emergencies, helping to protect children from water borne diseases, which are often one of the biggest threats to children when they are forcibly displaced.

Our donation of £25,000 could provide enough ready-to-use therapeutic food to help treat 625 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition or 641 families with an emergency water and hygiene kit.

The Rangers Charity Foundation has partnered with the world’s leading children’s charity, UNICEF, since the start of season 2008/09 when UNICEF UK was announced as the Foundation’s first International Charity Partner.

Since then, the Foundation has donated over £760,000 to support a variety of causes including education, health and emergency relief and reaching well over 2 million children and their families.

Rangers Charity Foundation Chief Executive, Connal Cochrane, said:

“The Foundation has worked with UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s charity, since 2008.

Our longstanding international partner, UNICEF is always there in times of crisis and we are proud to play our part on behalf of the Rangers family in helping them to support children and families in desperate situations around the world.”

Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive at The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK), said:

“Thank you, Rangers Charity Foundation, for continuing to stand by every child.

Your contribution towards our emergency fund means that UNICEF can be there for children whenever and wherever needed: before, during and after emergencies, to help communities recover quickly and to build resilience to future emergencies.”

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