David Beckham speaks out in today’s Sun about the impact of malaria on family life in Africa and the fact that no father should lose his child or a loved one to malaria. Read his article here.
Our online auction to bid for Liverpool FC money-can’t-buy prizes is now in full swing! Stephen O’Brien, is an MP representing the nearby area of Eddisbury. He also knows all about malaria having grown up in Tanzania and then as the founder of the All Parliamentary Party Group for Malaria while an MP and now a Minister in the Department for International Development overseeing work on malaria.
David Beckham and Andy Murray are founding members of the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council and committed supporters of our mission to reach near zero deaths from malaria by 2015.
In the countdown to World Malaria Day, their messages of support urge for continued action to help end deaths in Africa. David Beckham, also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador says: “It’s encouraging to know that our UK support is having a direct, positive effect and saving lives from malaria. Last year, the charity helped protect two million people from malaria in Africa, which is a great achievement. Malaria is still a very serious issue though and remains the biggest single killer of young children in Africa. Please join me this World Malaria Day and donate to support Malaria No More UK.”
World Malaria Day is a moment to acknowledge the global progress to make malaria no more and Andy Murray says: “It’s impressive to see the results so far in the fight against malaria, with a drop of over 20% in global malaria deaths in the last decade, however, we need to keep up this important work. I hope this World Malaria Day, people across the country will get behind Malaria No More UK and its inspiring goal to reach near zero deaths from malaria by 2015.”
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Our very own Mozzy Man made a guest appearance on the pitch during half time at Monday night’s game between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC to help raise awareness about malaria in the run up to World Malaria Day.
Place your bids… and win tickets for Liverpool FC v Bolton Wanderers New Year’s Day game at Anfield!
We’re auctioning five pairs of tickets + hospitality, for Liverpool’s New Year’s Day home game against Bolton Wanderers – kindly donated by Standard Chartered. One or more pairs of tickets would make a fantastic Christmas gift for a football fan or a great way for you and a group of friends to welcome in 2011. Place your bids now at www.givinglots.co.uk.
On Sunday 7th November, a team of 50 marathon runners took on the race of their lives to help make malaria no more. As they pounded the streets of New York’s five boroughs alongside 43,000 other runners, they were spurred on by the knowledge that they had already raised a mind-blowing $150,000 collectively. What an achievement!
Malaria No More UK has one guaranteed charity place in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon, to be held on Sunday 17 April 2011. We’re looking for one lucky fundraiser to fill that place and to take part in what is considered by many to be the world’s best marathon and an unsurpassed fundraising event.
45 seconds can mean a lot to a runner… it can also mean a lot more to a family in Africa, where a child dies from malaria every 45 seconds.
In Africa, malaria kills more children under five than any other single disease. This tragedy is all greater as malaria is entirely preventable and treatable. Malaria No More UK is committed to ending the suffering and death caused by malaria by 2015. We can do it but we need your help.
Ghana’s heroic achievement in becoming only the third African team to reach the quarter finals of the World Cup is not only a triumph for African football but also for the fight against malaria on the continent. The Ghana Football Association has been one of the strongest supporters of the United Against Malaria (UAM) campaign in the months leading up to the World Cup. When not making history on the pitch, the national squad has been actively involved promoting action to consign malaria to history in Africa.