Julia Roberts joins Chime For Change

Campaign founded by Gucci

Julia Roberts is the latest A-lister to join Gucci's Chime For Change campaign.

She joins an impressive line-up of women – Frida Giannini, Beyonce, Madonna, Salma Hayek, Halle Berry – on the board of the initiative, which aims to speak out for girls and women around the world.

So what will she be doing? She has a snappy title to go with her role, Global Ambassador of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and will be championing the need for fuel efficient stoves – important business when you consider that 3 billion people worldwide are affected by harmful cooking smoke generated in enclosed spaces every day.

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‘One of my favourite pastimes is cooking a meal and enjoying it with my husband and children,’ says Roberts. ‘But when I learned that the seemingly simple act of cooking is a death sentence for 4 million people each year, mostly among women and children in developing countries, I had to act. I hope the supporters of Chime for Change will help me save and empower millions of women and children’s lives through clean cooking solutions.’

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