Alex Sails the Atlantic - team UNICEF

  • $965.00 donated
  • 17 generous donors

Alex Hare is embarking on the challenge of a lifetime. She’s sailing the Atlantic Ocean with Team UNICEF to raise funds for at-risk children

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Alex Sails the Atlantic with Team UNICEF

Alex Hare is embarking on the challenge of a lifetime. She’s sailing the Atlantic with Team UNICEF as part of the Clipper Round the World Race, raising awareness for at-risk children in New Zealand, the Pacific, and around the world.

The Clipper Round the World Race involves 12 Clipper yachts. Each 70-foot yacht has 20 crew, who continuously alternate between spending four hours awake and four hours asleep while racing. Over 11 months, they will race eight legs in total. Alex is undertaking two legs, sailing 9600 kilometres from Liverpool to Punta Del Este in Uruguay, and then another 6300 kilometres from Punta Del Este to Cape Town - a total of 51 days at sea in gruelling conditions.

She is partnering with UNICEF as she takes on this incredible adventure.

Every child has rights, and deserves the opportunity to reach their potential. Since emerging as a response to the urgent needs of children affected by WW2, UNICEF has worked to change and improve the lives of children affected by violence, poverty, conflict, displacement, climate change, and exploitation. UNICEF is dedicated to providing children everywhere with education, clean water, protection, medical attention, and the ability to play and grow.

Making A Difference

Alex is passionate about this challenge and UNICEF’s work for future generations of the world’s children.

Recently, UNICEF has drawn attention to the increasing child poverty and inequality for children in New Zealand - a dark mark that affects all of us. New Zealand is ranked 38th out of 41 EU/OECD countries for child well-being. One in five kiwi children are living in relative income poverty. New Zealand has above-average child homicide rate and an adolescent suicide rate of 15.6 per 100,000 - the worst of all countries measured.

UNICEF is working to change this story and improve the wellbeing of kiwi kids.

And in the Pacific, UNICEF has a massive presence. UNICEF NZ helped almost half a million children throughout Fiji after Cyclone Winston damaged or destroyed health clinics, houses and schools. UNICEF provided assistance to children in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam devastated their homes, crops, and villages. UNICEF is also providing water and sanitation in Kiribati - where only 3% of schools currently have clean water. UNICEF’s education projects throughout the Pacific ensure kids also get the best start in life. And in the Solomon Islands UNICEF is providing safe water and sanitation in schools to help enable safe education.

Why Alex is doing the race, and how can you help.

I’m taking on this challenge because of the people around me today who have inspired me with their courage, those people I have lost who lived life well, and for everyone I may meet in the future. It’s because I believe in the principals of UNICEF, and helping children reach their full potential. I want to add my voice to theirs.

I know this race will frighten me, challenge me physically and mentally, and test my resilience. But overcoming those challenges will make me more dedicated, well-rounded person, devoted to helping my community when I return.

I have a target of raising $25,000 during the 55 days at sea.

I know that New Zealanders’ passion for our country’s children, their future, and the great kiwi spirit of adventure will help make this target a reality.

You can follow Alex’s adventure at https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/team/unicef/crew

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Alex Hare

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Alex Hare is embarking on the challenge of a lifetime. She’s sailing the Atlantic with Team UNICEF as part of the Clipper Round the World Race, raising awareness for at-risk children in New Zealand, the Pacific, and around the world. Why Alex is doing the race, and how can you help? I’m taking on this challenge because of the people around me today who have inspired me with their courage, those people I have lost who lived life well, and for everyone I may meet in the future. It’s because I believe in the principals of UNICEF, and helping children reach their full potential. I want to add my voice to theirs. I know this race will frighten me, challenge me physically and mentally, and test my resilience. But overcoming those challenges will make me more dedicated, well-rounded person, devoted to helping my community when I return. I have a target of raising $25,000 during the 55 days at sea. That’s $45 a day going directly to UNICEF New Zealand. I know that New Zealanders’ passion for our country’s children, their future, and the great kiwi spirit of adventure will help make this target a reality. You can follow Alex’s adventure at https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/team/unicef/crew

All funds raised benefit:

  • UNICEF New Zealand

    UNICEF is the world's leading agency for children - we save more children's lives than any other aid organisation! We work in 190 countries

  • $965.00 donated
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This fundraiser page was created on 03 Aug 2017 and closes at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 31 Dec 2017.

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