David Beckham recently completed a trip to Sierra Leone as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador, to focus attention on the issue of child survival. The father-of-three took the time to play soccer with local children and gave them autographed soccer balls.
"We can't turn a blind eye to the tens of thousands of young children who die every day in the developing world mostly from causes that are preventable. In Sierra Leone, one in four children dies before reaching their fifth birthday. It's shocking and tragic, especially when the solutions are simple - things like vaccinations against measles or using a mosquito net to reduce the chance of getting malaria. Saving these children's lives is a top priority for UNICEF and as an ambassador I hope I can help to draw attention to this issue across the world. Surely there is no reward more precious than saving the life of a child? Their futures remain in our hands."
Just when you think it isn't possible for Becks to get hotter, he does! If you want to get more info on UNICEF, check out their official website at www.unicef.org.