David Harewood has been appointed unicef UK Ambassador. David has has supported unicef since 2018, most notably as goalkeeper for the England Soccer Aid team. His trip to Sierra Leone shone a light on unicef’s work delivering life-saving vaccines and neo-natal health services for children and their families. We have now all learnt just how important the delivery of vaccinations are. And this is as important today in areas such as Sierra Leone. David addressed MPs at the Houses of Parliament and his appeal films have helped raise millions of pounds in donations. And – he’s done all of this in between back to back filming of TV, film and documentaries. He joins the unicef family of Serena Williams, Orlando Bloom, David Beckham, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Queen Rania of Jordan and Tom Hiddleston.
GIVING BACK: Throughout his career David is proud to have supported countless charities and organisations in raising awareness and giving back to much needed causes. Over the years, he has his public profile and platform as a cause for change, and a cause for good. David has been filmed and photographed in campaigns including appealing to the black community to encourage stem cell donation. He has spoken about organ donation and blood donation. As well as encouraging ethnic minorities to ensure they vote during general elections. Most recently he has spoken out about the Windrush Generation. He is a huge champion of representation in the arts and has given countless interviews and written many articles on the need for relatable and realistic roles for black and ethnic actors and their audiences. He continues to be recognised for the breadth of work he does, both in the diversity of the roles he plays and his work at home and across the pond.