Our partnership with UNICEF
Our onboard collections for Unicef.
Thank you for everyone who donated to our emergency UNICEF
Change for Good appeal for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan. We raised an incredible £447,000
for children affected by the Typhoon, helping UNICEF
to supply health kits, high nutritional food and clean water.
On the 31 January 2014 we launched our winter appeal in aid of Syria where over one million children were displaced in refugee camps. Donations collected in the UK were matched pound for pound by the UK Department for International Development, meaning that throughout this period we raised £517,000 for children. If you were one of the 520,000 UK passengers that travelled with us over the Christmas period, a big thank you for the difference you have made to the lives of these children.
Our next collection for UNICEF will start again in the summer, on 1st July 2014.
Change for Good
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline is proud to be working in partnership with UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, to help save children’s lives around the world.
We have been supporting the Change for Good campaign since July 2012. The campaign forms part of our three-year commitment to raising funds for UNICEF, the world’s leading organisation focusing on children and child rights.
Thanks to the generosity of our customers we have been able to help raise an incredible £3 million for UNICEF to date. The funds raised have gone towards protecting children from some of the most deadly diseases, from measles to polio.
Look out for more onboard collections starting in July. This summer, we’re hoping to go further to raise even more money to support UNICEF.
Our visit to Ghana
Some of our staff have been to Ghana to see how your donations have helped make a real difference to many lives and communities.
Ghana photos by Pank Sethi Photography
In summer 2013, a group of easyJet people including pilots and cabin crew travelled to Ghana, West Africa, to see how money raised through your donations is helping UNICEF
to provide life-saving vaccines to children.
The team visited the rural districts of Northern Ghana to see how UNICEF delivers life-saving vaccines to children at risk from diseases including measles, diphtheria and tetanus living in West and Central Africa.
The easyJet group followed the last stages of the ‘cold chain’; the journey that a vaccine takes. After seeing where vaccines are stored in the regional centre Tamale, in industrial-grade refrigerators supplied by UNICEF the group then travelled to a rural health centre. There they met Community Health Nurse Paulina Dumba and followed her on her motorbike with vaccines carried in a specially designed cool box as she delivered and administered them to children in rural locations.
Where the money you donate is being spent
Funds raised by easyJet in 2012 enabled UNICEF to vaccinate 2.5 million mothers and children against left-threatening diseases in countries across West and Central Africa.
All the money collected by cabin crew at the end of our 1,200-plus daily flights goes directly to helping fund UNICEF’s life-saving work. This money is making a real difference. UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary donations from individuals, governments, institutions and corporations, and is not funded by the UN budget.
Thank you for your support.