HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Hamilton uses F1 break to pay heart-warming visit to street children in Manila

Daily Mail

1412 days ago   Article ID# 1525567
Original URL

 

UNICEF Philippines

LONDON, U K (Daily Mail) - The Malaysian Grand Prix is considered among the most-physically demanding races on the Formula One calendar.

So, with that in mind, you wouldn't have held it against Lewis Hamilton for taking a well-earned break in the aftermath of Sunday's action-packed grand prix.

But the McLaren star, who secured his second consecutive podium finish of the season in Sepang, snubbed the chance to put his feet up, instead taking to the Philippines as part of a charity project for UNICEF.

The 2008 world champion made the 1,500-mile journey straight after the Malaysian race to meet some of the 85,000 children who live and work on the streets of the Binondo area of Manila.

Hamilton spent two days in Binondo, taking part in a film which will be screened during this year's Soccer Aid.

'I hope that we have managed to make a film that will show the harsh reality for children who live on the streets in Manila and around the world,' an emotional Hamilton said.

'The young boys and girls who I have met today are really fantastic children, but they are living without the simple things that most people take for granted, like food, clean water and a safe place to sleep at night. It shouldn't be like this.

'But I've also seen how UNICEF and their partners are helping them and changing their lives for the better. Just a little money can make a huge difference for vulnerable children living tough lives around the world.

'Please, buy a ticket for Soccer Aid in May, or watch the programme and make a donation. It could be the difference between life and death for a child.'




Copyright 2016 Daily Mail   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1412 days ago   Article ID# 1525567

UNICEF Philippines    Visit Website

More News

DOH teams up with WHO and UNICEF to address malnutrition in PH

15 days ago From news.pia.gov.ph 

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES - ...

Two years after super typhoon in Philippines, UNICEF lauds 'tremendous' recovery efforts

93 days ago From un.org 

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - ...

Global Handwashing Day held to fight diseases

111 days ago From abs-cbnnews.com 

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES - ...

Typhoon Koppu engulfs the Philippines, UNICEF ready with help for children and families

114 days ago From blogs.unicef.org.uk 

LONDON, U K - ...

Actress Anne Curtis leads UNICEF’s run for children

134 days ago From manilatimes.net 

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - ...

Go to page:   1    2  Next >> 

<< Return To Celebrity News

Action Center

Climate change’s frost harms early plant reproduction

Action: Climate Change

Climate change may harm early-flowering plants not through plant-pollinator mismatch but through frost damage, a Dartmouth Co ...

Stop cruel gassing of Texas wildlife

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Texas state officials are considering a ban on "gassing," a barbarous hunting technique used to drive snakes out of their und ...

World’s forests will collapse if we do not learn to say ‘no’

Action: Stop Deforestation

An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of “core forest” — ...

Help Nevada get back on track for rooftop solar

Action: Stop Pollution

Nevada's public utility commission just approved new anti-solar rules that hit consumers with added fees and slashed bill cre ...

Noise pollution may be harming the world’s most endangered killer whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

Undersea noise from container ships, oil tankers, and cargo ships may be drowning out communications among the endangered orc ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.