Charities

Newsroom's Got Talent has to date raised more than £80,000 to support a variety of charities. This year were proud to be raising much needed cash for Leonard Cheshire Disability, our founding charity partner, and a new second charity partner will be announced soon too.

 

 

Imagine if by accident or birth you're disabled in some way and have to rely on someone else to open your own front door, turn on a light, or answer for you.

 

For many disabled people its a daily frustration asking others to achieve even the simplest things in life that many of us take for granted. But it doesn't have to be this way.

 

The charity Leonard Cheshire Disability supports disabled people to have the freedom to live life the way they choose and to be supported as much or as little as they want to be more independent and play a part in society.

 

Money raised from Newsrooms Got Talent 2013 will help buy state-of-the-art technology, like remote door openers or easy communication aids that cost just a few thousand pounds but dramatically change lives, enabling disabled people to express themselves or do what they want, when they want without having to ask others.

 

To get involved visit our website.

 

 

UNICEF works with families, communities and governments in more than 190 countries worldwide to protect and promote the rights of all children.

 

We help governments to build schools, train teachers and provide textbooks so that every child can get an education.

 

We support families and communities to care for children and protect them against exploitation and abuse, fulfilling their right to a childhood. We work with partners to ensure that every child has the opportunity to take part in sport and play.

 

We support governments to build and equip health systems, train health workers and provide food and clean water, so every child can be as healthy as possible.

 

UNICEF is the world's largest distributor of vaccines to the developing world. Right now, we supply vaccines for 36 per cent of the world's children in over 190 countries. In 2010 UNICEF procured over 2.5 billion doses of traditional and new vaccines worth £470 million.

 

We aim to involve children at every level of decision-making, from school councils to international summits, upholding their right to be heard. Working at the highest levels of government and through local staff and partners on the ground, we work to address poverty and discrimination so that every child is treated fairly.