Victoria Beckham in Cape Town

Victoria Beckham visited Cape Town to raise awareness of Born Free Africa

We're used to seeing Victoria Beckham at high-profile fashion events or on the red carpet, but this week she took on the role of activist as she flew to Cape Town, South Africa to support Born Free Africa – a charity which aims to eliminate the transmission of HIV to babies.

The mother-of-four's two-day charity trip was captured on camera, as she visited children at the Children's Infectious Disesase Clinical Research Unit as well as staff and mothers at the Mother2Mother programme at the Delft Community Health Centre to raise awareness of the initiative.

Victoria Beckham in Cape Town South Africa

Before leaving for South Africa, VB took to Twitter to explain the reason behind her visit:  'Looking forward to meeting @bornfreeafrica in Cape Town to support the initiative to end mother to child HIV transmission x vb #JoinBornFree.'

Throughout her stay, the fashion designer kept her fans updated on what she was up to. 'Inspiring day in Cape Town, at The Tutu Tester, where I spent time with children of @lalelaproject. x vb', she wrote. 

Victoria Beckham in Cape Town South Africa

On Monday, Victoria wrote: 'Thanks @UNAIDS @m2mtweets @florencengobeni for sharing your incredible work to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV x vb'

By Olivia Marks

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