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Wednesday 3 September 2014

what you can do to help unicef

Unicef Ireland was founded in 1962 with the purpose of raising funds for Unicef's worldwide emergency and development work.

In 2008, the Irish division raised €5.29m for the charity's work with children worldwide and the Government contributed €24.25m.

Unicef is not funded by the UN. Instead, the organisation relies on voluntary donations to fund its work for children worldwide.

Irish Unicef ambassadors include: actors Pierce Brosnan, Stephen Rae and Gabriel Byrne; rugby star Donncha O'Callaghan; author Cathy Kelly; TV hosts Ryan Tubridy and Dustin the Turkey; and television actress Leigh Arnold.

For further information, log on to www.unicef.ie

Irish Independent

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