Stars of the 2012 Games accelerating the pace to make malaria no more0Comments
As London takes the world’s centre stage for the 2012 Games, we’re shining a spotlight on UK athletes and ambassadors helping us accelerate the pace in making malaria no more.
Wimbledon finalist and British No.1 Andy Murray is one of our long term supporters and a founding member of our Leadership Council. He’ll be playing for team GB in the tennis events which span nearly the entire Games, starting on 28 July and wrapping up with medal events on 5 August.
Andy’s been a terrific support for our cause from day one when he fronted our launch with captivating net stunts at Wembley and at No.10 Downing Street. Since then, he’s starred in ‘Nets Needed’, an ad campaign highlighting the ongoing need for mosquito nets to save lives. He’s also given his backing to a wide range of our campaigns, most recently authoring a piece to launch the sports section on the Huffington Post. Andy wrote about why he’s got behind the challenge to Live Below the Line to raise funds and awareness to fight malaria. We wish Andy all the best in the Games as he sets his sights on replacing Rafael Nadal as the Men’s Singles champion!
David Beckham is an Ambassador for many important causes and along with Andy is a founding Member of our Leadership Council. David helped launch Malaria No More UK and also helped launch activities promoting London as the host venue for the games in his role as a London 2012 Ambassador. David’s ongoing support for us includes promoting his pick of our campaigns across his social networks, which does an incredible job to help raise awareness about our work and inspiring people to get involved.
We have also been supported by Former Olympic Heptathlon champion and London 2012 Ambassador Denise Lewis. Denise supported our launch and came to meet former PM Gordon Brown to talk to about what the British Government are doing in the global malaria fight.
We wish Andy, David and Denise the very best in their roles for the Games!
Do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of any other athletes linked to the Games who have done their bit to help fight malaria.