13 January 2016 – David Beckham was presented with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award at the sixth biennial UNICEF Ball in Los Angeles last night.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish presented the award to Beckham at the black-tie gala event, honouring him for his tireless work to save and improve the lives of children around the world.
Beckham has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2005 and last year launched 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, making a personal commitment to use his voice, influence and connections to raise vital funds and rally for lasting change for children.
David Beckham, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador said: “"We live in a world where children are still dying of preventable diseases, or being subjected to abuse and violence. I have four children of my own and I will not stop supporting UNICEF until I know that all children are safe, healthy and have a bright future ahead of them."
To find out more about 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund visit www.7.org and to support its work visit support.unicef.org/7.
The UNICEF Ball marked the launch of Louis Vuitton for UNICEF, a global partnership to help support children affected by conflict, disease, natural disasters, and other situations that threaten their safety and well-being.
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