Formula E partners with UNICEF to support global coronavirus appeal

In yet another positive story to emerge from the global coronavirus pandemic, Formula E has announced it is teaming up with UNICEF to protect the most vulnerable children and families at risk.

The partnership will see Formula E launching initiatives to raise funds in support of the global coronavirus appeal, as well as educating about how to keep safe and providing essential protective equipment for hospital staff and care workers on the frontline.

“Formula E is committed to supporting UNICEF in its efforts to protect the health and wellbeing of the world’s children and families,” commented Jamie Reigle, CEO ABB FIA Formula E. “Formula E was founded with a purpose of reducing global climate change by accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; a mission which aims to provide a safer, cleaner life for future generations. Today, we are taking immediate action to protect future generations from a global health emergency.

“Our partnership with and initial donation to UNICEF are the start of a long-term journey together to protect the health, safety and education of vulnerable children around the world. On behalf of the Formula E ecosystem of teams, manufacturers, drivers, partners and all their staff, we are honoured to support UNICEF and encourage everyone to stay safe and stay home.”

According to Sarah Ward, Deputy Executive Director, Partnerships and Philanthropy of Unicef UK, Formula E’s donations, fundraising and support will change the lives of children across the world for the better.

“We are delighted to see Formula E supporting UNICEF’s response to coronavirus. With huge thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, such as Formula E, UNICEF is proud to continue our life-changing work across the world. Through their much-needed donation, we are able to support children and families across the world by activities including supplying medical equipment and hygiene kits, developing learning resources, delivering prevention campaigns and tackling misinformation.”

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