easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is proud to be working in partnership with Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation.
This winter, we are collecting funds on board to support Unicef’s vital work to help keep children safe from polio and to help eradicate this devastating disease once and for all. Thanks to the generosity of our customers, the easyJet and Unicef Change for Good partnership has already raised an incredible £6.5 million, helping Unicef provide vaccines to keep children safe from deadly diseases and to provide life-saving aid in emergencies like the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal.
On-board collections are taking place from Tuesday 1st December to Sunday 31st January, so if you’re flying with us over winter please show your support. Your kind donations will help Unicef keep more children safe from polio.
Millions of children around the world are in danger of contracting polio –it’s highly contagious and can lead to life-long paralysis. There is no cure, yet there is a safe and effective vaccine. Three doses of polio vaccine give a lifetime of immunity, meaning it costs as little as 27p (€0.33) to protect a child forever.
In 1988, polio was endemic in 125 countries. Today, thanks to successful vaccination programmes like those funded by easyJet and Unicef’s Change for Good partnership, there are just two: Pakistan and Afghanistan. We are close to the goal to end polio forever, but to do so we have to reach every child.
By donating your change to Unicef, in any currency, you can help Unicef keep more children safe from polio.
Thanks to the support of easyJet customers and employees, our Change for Good partnership has already made an extraordinary impact:
Banner image: © Unicef/Gmb14/McConnell.
- Helped to vaccinate 5.3 million mothers and babies against deadly diseases
- Helped keep 2 million children safe from polio
- Protected 4.8 million children from blindness through vitamin A supplements
- Helped Unicef support children affected by emergencies like the Nepal earthquake and the crisis in Syria and the surrounding region
- Plus – funds have most recently been allocated to purchase approximately 4 million doses of polio vaccines for a major polio campaign in Afghanistan
Polio administration image: © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-0288/Yurtsever