London,9April-2014(IANS/dailymail): Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham is reportedly going to become an ambassador for United Nations campaign UNAIDS.
Victoria Beckham will become Aids Charity ambassador on her 40th birthday
Beckham will work with the UN as a goodwill ambassador for their initiative after being inspired by a recent trip to South Africa, where she met with children stricken by the deadly disease, reports femalefirst.co.uk. A friend of the star told The Sun newspaper: “She wants to give back by doing what she can.” Beckham, who has children Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 11, Cruz, 9, and two-year-old Harper – visited Cape Town in February as part of the Born Free initiative, which tackles the issue of HIV being transmitted from mothers to their children.
Victoria Beckham set to become Aids charity ambassador as she celebrates her 40th birthday
COMPELLED: Victoria Beckham feels like she wants to give back [GETTY]
Working alongside the United Nations, Posh plans to act as a goodwill representative for the UNAIDS campaign.No stranger to generous actions, Victoria and husband David last year donated wardrobes full of designer togs to a Red Cross charity shop in Chelsea.
Thousands of dedicated followers of the stylish Beckhams queued in a bid to snap up garments warn by the well-known couple.
The popstar-turned-designer was compelled to act following a recent trip to South Africa.
VISIT: Mrs Beckham recently took a trip to Cape Town with the charity [GETTY]
AWARENESS: Vic felt compelled to act after her trip [GETTY]
A friend of the Wannabe chart-topper said: “She wants to give back by doing what she can.”While visiting Cape Town, Harper’s mum was made aware of the astonishingly high numbers of people living with HIV.
In association with UNAIDS, Mrs Beckham hopes to raise awareness of the disease being transmitted from mothers to their children.
CHARITABLE COUPLE: Last year Posh and Becks donated mountains of designer togs to help the Red Cross appeal [GETTY]
“She wants to give back by doing what she can”
It appears that charitable genes run in the Beckham family, while living in LA eldest son Brooklyn requested that any Thanksgiving gifts meant for him were donated to the needy and homeless.
A source previously revealed: “Brooklyn asked one of the family bodyguards to take him to a Rite Aid in Los Angeles so he could buy some first-aid kits to put in the charity parcels.”
It has been reported that the mum-of-four is planning an equestrian themed as she bids farewell to her thirties.
Vic has asked a number of showbiz pals to join her on April 17 as she gallops around the Hollywood Hills.