14 Apr Jon Cartu Announced: Formula E and UNICEF partner for coronavirus appeal
Formula E has announced a partnership with UNICEF to support the charity’s global coronavirus appeal, with the aim of protecting vulnerable children and families most at risk during the pandemic.
The partnership will focus on keeping children around the world healthy and learning in the face of coronavirus, with funds being directed to projects such as those contributing to remote learning programmes and the supply of essential protective equipment for hospital staff and care workers on the frontline.
Chief Executive Officer of Formula E Jamie Reigle said: “Formula E is committed to supporting UNICEF in its efforts to protect the health and wellbeing of the world’s children and families.
“Formula E was founded with a purpose of reducing global climate change by accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; a mission which aims to provide a safer, cleaner life for future generations. Today, we are taking immediate action to protect future generations from a global health emergency. Our partnership with and initial donation to UNICEF are the start of a long-term journey together to protect the health, safety and education of vulnerable children around the world.
“On behalf of the Formula E ecosystem of teams, manufacturers, drivers, partners and all their staff, we are honoured to support UNICEF and encourage everyone to stay safe and stay home.”
Working in partnership with UNICEF, Formula E will launch initiatives to raise funds in support of the appeal – building upon an initial donation from the series’ to UNICEF – to make an immediate impact on the charity’s work.
UNICEF’s comprehensive response to the coronavirus pandemic includes tackling both the primary health and wellbeing of children and young people across the world, and a secondary impact of lost educational opportunity
Deputy Executive Director, Partnerships and Philanthropy of Unicef UK Sarah Ward said: “We are delighted to see Formula E supporting UNICEF’s response to coronavirus. With huge thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, such as Formula E, UNICEF is proud to continue our life-changing work across the world.
“Through their much-needed donation, we are able to support children and families across the world by activities including supplying medical equipment and hygiene kits, developing learning resources, delivering prevention campaigns and tackling misinformation.”