Robbie Williams Humbled By Haiti

0
0
Subscribe to Robbie Williams alerts

Robbie Williams was humbled by the plight of "vulnerable" child victims of the Haiti earthquakes.

The 'Angels' hitmaker - who is visiting the disaster-stricken country in his position as an ambassador for UNICEF, (United Nations International Children's Fund) - met children affected by January's natural disasters and was visibly moved by the squalid conditions in which they have to live.

He said: "I met children who were injured, who had been separated from their parents and were living in temporary shelters or on The Streets. This earthquake hit children the hardest. The children are so vulnerable."

The 36-year-old singer admitted he was outraged by the "risk of violence" which child refugees now face everyday.

He said: "They're living day-to-day without the basic things they need and at risk of violence and abuse. I don't know about you, but I think this is wrong and we need to put it right."

The emotional star is also launching a special challenge for Soccer Aid - a star-studded sports event which takes place on June 6 and raises money for UNICEF - on his return from the trip, called 'Keep It Up For Soccer Aid'.

The 'You Know Me' singer is asking people to be sponsored for the number of 'keepy-uppys' - juggling a football with various parts of the body without letting it fall on the floor - they can do in aid of the organisation.

Speaking of the challenge, Robbie added: "It's really simple, do as many sponsored keepy-uppys as you can to make a real difference to the lives of children."

Other stars who have visited Haiti include Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Demi Moore and Gerard Butler.


Contactmusic

Tags: Robbie Williams - Demi Moore - Gerard Butler - Sean Penn - Susan Sarandon - The Streets

0
0
Subscribe to Robbie Williams alerts
Advertisement

More Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams Falls Off Stage, Breaks Fan's Arm & Doesn't Apologise?

Robbie Williams reportedly did not apologise to a fan whose arm he broke whilst performing in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne last month. The 40-year-old fell off stage at...

Metallica To Cover 'Wonderwall' At Glastonbury, But What Are The Best Oasis Covers?

In a similar fashion to the announcement of Jay Z in 2008, metal titans Metallica’s headline slot at the iconic Glastonbury Festival has been met...

Robbie Williams And Wife Ayda Field Expecting Second Child Together

Robbie Williams is going to be a father for a second time.The 40 year-old singer and his wife, Ayda Field, are set to welcome another...

Mel Gibson? Actors Who 'Could' Have Been James Bond

Before Bourne, there was Bond. James Bond is a name that has become synonymous with the idea of classic British sophistication and suave. Professionally trained...

Advertisement

Bruce Springsteen Back At No. 1 With 'High Hopes'

Bruce Springsteen released his latest album, High Hopes, in the UK last week and at the first time of asking the latest collection of songs...

BBFC Makes Plans To Introduce Music Video Age Ratings To Combat Inappropriate Themes

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced plans for a new age-rating system designed to tackle online music videos deemed inappropriate material for...

Robbie Williams Keeps Gary Barlow Off The Top Spot On UK Album Chart

It was like 1997 all over again this weekend, as Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow battled it out for the Number One spot on the...

Robbie Williams Buys Michael Winner's 46-Room Mansion for £17 Million

Robbie Williams has purchased a Grade II-listed mansion previously belonging to the late Sir Michael Winner. The former Take That star - who recently moved...

Advertisement

Comments

Robbie Williams Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robbie Williams

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All