Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Visits Cambodian Kids
Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley took an emotional trip to meet some of Phnom Penh’s poorest street kids for a heart-warming campaign. The UNICEF supporter posted photographs of her visit to the Cambodian capital as part of an appeal film set to be broadcast on UK TV channel, ITV, during Soccer Aid on Sunday, Jun. 8.
Rosie’s trip to the country was with UNICEF and gave her the chance to meet street children living in over-crowded areas of Phnom Penh. “I’ve been so inspired by the children I’ve met on my first day in Cambodia, despite the conditions they live in,” Rosie says.
“It was heartbreaking to meet a mum whose baby daughter died from diarrhoea when she was just six months old because of the sewage and dirty conditions. When children get ill here, they don’t always have access to medicine or clean water to be able to get better, yet it costs so little to help save a child’s life. That’s why I’m supporting UNICEF’s vital work through Soccer Aid.”
Soccer Aid is a charity football match that sees two star-studded squads of football legends join forces with some of the world’s biggest stars to compete in aid of UNICEF.
Rana Flowers, UNICEF’s Cambodia representative, says, “UNICEF is pleased to welcome Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to Cambodia where the children are facing huge challenges. Shockingly, an estimated 50 children under the age of five die every day from largely preventable diseases.
“UNICEF is working to change that and we hope that Rosie’s time here will help raise awareness of the problems affecting children here.”