David and Victoria Beckham ‘donate £1million to help Ukraine after emergency appeal’

David and Victoria Beckham ‘donate £1million to help Ukraine after emergency appeal’

David and Victoria Beckham have reportedly donated £1million to provide immediate aid to the people of Ukraine.

Amid the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the former professional footballer launched an emergency appeal to assist all the children affected through his 7 Fund for UNICEF campaign.

And the celebrity couple is believed to have donated a large sum of their own money, with a source telling MailOnline: "David and Victoria personally donated £1m to the emergency appeal set up via David's dedicated 7 Fund for UNICEF.

"They wanted to do everything they could to help UNICEF in their work on the ground in Ukraine," it was added.

The source continued: "David has been a Goodwill Ambassador for 17 years and raises millions a year to support UNICEF and their work for children around the world."

OK! has contacted representatives of David and Victoria Beckham for comment.

Taking to his Instagram account on Tuesday, David, who has been a UNICEF UK ambassador since 2005, told his 71.3 million followers: "Like you, I have watched the situation in Ukraine unfold in horror and disbelief.

"Mothers forced to flee with their children. Families torn apart. Children taken from their beds to become refugees overnight.

"With my family safe around me, I felt the helplessness we all share when faced with scenes of despair.'

The 46 year old continued: "Victoria and I have made a donation on behalf of our family to kickstart the appeal. We would be so grateful if you could join us in helping UNICEF support these children. Please give what you can today."

Writing in the caption, David, who launched the 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund in 2015, added: "As the conflict in #Ukraine enters its second week, the needs of families are escalating, and 7.5m children are now at risk.

"Today, on International Women's Day, my 7 Fund for @UNICEF is setting up an Emergency Appeal to help provide immediate aid to support children's wellbeing, including medical supplies and safe spaces for families.

"Please join me in supporting UNICEF in its vital work on the ground and give what you can."

Over on her Instagram Stories, Victoria added in a clip: "Today is International Women's Day, and here at Victoria Beckham, we are going to be focusing our attention on the women and children of the Ukraine."

She went on to share information about various organisations providing help to Ukraine.

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