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David Beckham And Robbie Williams Launch Child Safety Campaign

24th October 2014

Soccer icon David Beckham has teamed up with British pop star Robbie Williams to launch a new campaign aimed at protecting children from violence.The former sportsman and the Angels hitmaker are promoting the United Nations...

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David Beckham Joins Ebola Awareness Campaign

12th October 2014

David Beckham has signed up as the face of a new campaign highlighting the danger of the Ebola outbreak in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly disease.The retired soccer star, who is...

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Emma Bunton Travels To Madagascar To Celebrate Unicef Campaign

1st October 2014

Emma Bunton has jetted to Madagascar to celebrate the success of her tetanus vaccination drive with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).The former Spice Girls star teamed up with Unicef and bosses at baby products...

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Olivia Wilde Gets On Her Bike For Charity

22nd September 2014

Olivia Wilde co-hosted an indoor charity cycle event in New York City on Friday (19Sep14).The Tron: Legacy actress teamed up with her colleague Barbara Burchfield, the co-founder of Wilde's Conscious Commerce charity website, to launch...

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German Actor Joachim Fuchsberger Dead At 87

12th September 2014

German actor Joachim Fuchsberger has died at the age of 87.Fuchsberger passed away of organ failure on Thursday (11Sep14). He began his acting career in German film Geh mach dein Fensterl auf in...

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James Mcavoy Scores In Scottish Charity Soccer Match

8th September 2014

Hollywood actor James Mcavoy showed off his sporting skills by playing in a Scottish celebrity soccer match over the weekend (06-07Sep14).The Atonement star joined a squad for the game at the Celtic Park stadium in...

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Julia Roberts And Husband To Be Honoured

19th August 2014

Actress Julia Roberts and her cameraman husband Danny Moder are set to receive Humanitarian Awards at the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Respect Awards later this year (14).The Erin Brockovich star and Moder will...

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Fascinating Fact: 4322792

12th August 2014

The winner of the Star Wars global charity raffle has been announced. DC Barns from Denver, Colorado has landed a cameo role in Star Wars: Episode Vii thanks to a competition launched by the film's...

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Fascinating Fact: 4296110

21st July 2014

Director J.J. Abrams is bolstering the big prize for an ongoing Unicef Star Wars competition by offering the lucky winner a private advance screening of his highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode Vii for 20 people, in...

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Katy Perry Honours Malaysia Airlines Crash Victims In Video

21st July 2014

Katy Perry has dedicated a special video to the Aids charity workers who were killed onboard Malaysia Airlines flight Mh17 when it was shot down over the Ukraine last week (ends20Jul14).The jet was flying from...

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Ewan Mcgregor Calls On World To Save South Sudan Children

10th July 2014

Actor Ewan Mcgregor fears South Sudan is on the brink of a massive famine, with the lives of thousands of children at risk.The region gained independence from Sudan three years ago this week (ends11Jul14) but...

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Orlando Bloom Struggled Through Emotional Syrian Refugee Camp Visit

27th June 2014

British actor Orlando Bloom was left heartbroken during a recent United Nations trip to a Syrian refugee camp after meeting boys his son's age who planned to fight in the troubled nation's ongoing civil conflict.The...

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Olympian Chris Hoy To Be A Dad

26th June 2014

British cycling icon Sir Chris Hoy is set to become a first-time father.The six-time Olympic champion's wife Sarra is expecting the couple's first child later this year (14). Hoy, 38, who retired from his...

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Nicole Scherzinger And Keeley Hawes Fronting New Unicef Campaign For Commonwealth Games

26th June 2014

Pop star Nicole Scherzinger and British actress Keeley Hawes have thrown their support behind a new Unicef fundraising campaign for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.The pair has joined forces with British cycling icon Sir Chris...

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Robbie Williams Pulls Out Of Soccer Aid Match

6th June 2014

Former Take That star Robbie Williams has pulled out of playing in this weekend's (07-08Jun14) Soccer Aid celebrity match in Manchester, England due to a back injury.The Angels hitmaker, who was among those who first...

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Rosie Huntington-whiteley Details Shocking Trip To Cambodian Slums

2nd June 2014

British model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was deeply shocked by the extreme poverty she witnessed during a charity visit to slum towns in Cambodia.The Transformers: Dark of the Moon star visited the Southeast Asian country's capital Phnom...

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Selena Gomez Makes Charity Trip To Nepal

30th May 2014

Singer Selena Gomez is feeling inspired after returning from a trip Nepal to visit impoverished children on behalf of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).Gomez, who is an ambassador for the charity organisation, jetted to...

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J.j. Abrams Raffles Off Stars Wars Cameo For Charity

21st May 2014

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams is throwing his support behind a global charity by raffling off a cameo role in Star Wars: Episode Vii.Organisers behind the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign have joined forces with the...

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Fascinating Fact: 4134726

1st April 2014

British model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has embarked on her first trip with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). She arrived in Cambodia on Tuesday (01Apr14) to raise awareness of the conditions there.

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Victoria Beckham And J.k. Rowling Join Forces For Kids' Campaign

5th March 2014

Female stars including fashion designer Victoria Beckham and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling are joining forces to demand action to protect children in war zones.The pair, along with British socialite Jemima Khan and other campaigners,...

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Robert De Niro And Martin Scorsese Honoured At Humanitarian Awards

28th February 2014

Robert De Niro and his longtime collaborator Martin Scorsese were among the stars honoured for their humanitarian work in Los Angeles on Thursday (27Feb14).The inaugural Unite4:Humanity event was created by bosses at charity Unite4:good and...

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David Beckham Launches Unicef Child Appeal

21st February 2014

David Beckham is launching a global appeal to help children caught up in disaster zones following his visit to the Philippines earlier this month (Feb14).The retired soccer ace headed to the Southeast Asian country last...

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David Beckham Thrills Kids With Philippines Visit

13th February 2014

Retired soccer ace David Beckham brought some cheer to children who survived a typhoon in the Philippines during a morale-boosting visit to the country on Thursday (13Feb14).The British sports icon is a goodwill ambassador for...

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Michael Douglas Awarded Unicef Prize

15th January 2014

Veteran actor Michael Douglas was honoured by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday (14Jan14) in recognition of his long-running campaign for the disarmament of nuclear weapons.The Fatal Attraction star, who has been a...

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Stars Back Ewan Mcgregor's Syrian Refugee Campaign

10th December 2013

Music stars Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah and Emma Bunton are all backing a Unicef campaign to help Syrian children who are facing a bleak winter in refugee camps.Millions of families have been displaced since war...

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Justin Bieber Offers Studio Time With Fans Who Donate To Philippines Charity Drive

5th December 2013

Justin Bieber is offering fans the chance to hang out with him in the studio in return for donations to the typhoon recovery effort in the Philippines.The Baby singer has launched a charity drive through...

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Katy Perry Is Newest Unicef Ambassador

4th December 2013

Katy Perry has become the latest celebrity to join forces with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) as a goodwill ambassador.The Roar hitmaker announced her new philanthropic role on Tuesday (03Dec13), citing her recent trip...

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Fascinating Fact: 3973897

28th November 2013

Leaders of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have donated $100,000 (£66,000) to a United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Philippines branch for the victims of deadly Typhoon Haiyan, which battered the country earlier this month (Nov13)....

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Rihanna Donates $100,000 To Philippines Relief Effort

27th November 2013

Rihanna has pledged $100,000 (£61,656) to help the victims of the deadly typhoon which battered the Philippines earlier this month (Nov13).The Diamonds hitmaker is the latest celebrity to contribute to the relief effort as aid...

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Harry Styles Unwashed Shirt Sells For Thousands

21st November 2013

An unwashed Burberry shirt worn by pop star Harry Styles has fetched $4,845 (£3,230) at a charity auction.The $293 (£195) leopard-print top, which the One Direction hitmaker wore while attending Burberry's presentation during London Fashion...

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