In his role as a Unicef ambassador, David Beckham met with Prime Minister David Cameron
Is David Beckham on his way to becoming a national hero? Sure his right foot is world-famous but now the sportsman is becoming known and respected for so much more than that.
Yesterday, despite having to prepare for his role in the Olympics opening ceremony and giving interview after interview promoting London 2012, Beckhammet with Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the problem of world hunger and child malnutrition.
In his role as a Unicef ambassador, the dapper footballer visited No 10 Downing Street and handed the PM a petition signed by 50 sports and film stars, urging the government to keep child hunger at the top of the global and UK agenda.
It comes as Britain is to host a summit on the last day of the Olympics to help draw more attention to the issue of global hunger.
As he joined Cameron, in the sun-soaked gardens of No 10, Beckham spoke about why the problem of child malnutrition is so close to his heart.
He said: ‘Being a father, I know how important those first few days of children’s lives are. It’s so important to get them the right nutrients and to help their growth.’
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