David Beckham is one of several U.K. celebrities lending support to a UNICEF anti-famine campaign. Roger Moore, Eddie Izzard and James Nesbitt have also devoted their star power to the cause, which affects some 300,000 children in East Africa.
“It is hard for us to imagine our own children going to bed without any food or water,” said Beckham. “As a parent it is something I would never want my children to experience, but shockingly this is a reality for millions of children caught in the East Africa crisis. They go to bed hungry day after day, week after week. UNICEF, the leading children’s organization, has been working tirelessly to stem the impact of this disaster. I am proud of their work and the difference it is making to the lives of many of the world’s most vulnerable children and that is why I am a Goodwill Ambassador.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton are vocal supporters of UNICEF and this particular cause; last winter, they traveled to Copenhagen to tour UNICEF’s emergency supply center and implore citizens to donate to aid African children affected by famine.