Unicef UK Executive Director David Bull said: “Today’s Match for Children has been an unforgettable occasion that has helped to raise funds and focus attention on Unicef’s work. It was fantastic to see so many world class players coming together at Old Trafford in what was a thoroughly entertaining spectacle. Despite this being the culmination of seven matches across seven continents David’s class still shone through on the pitch.

“On behalf of the world’s children, we’re immensely grateful to David for his continued support and commitment. With the support of David and his fund Unicef will continue to help to protect children in danger in every region of the world.

“On a day when we are remembering the tragic events of Paris it was heartening to see players and fans of all nations come together to unite and help create a safer world for every child. 

“Already a huge amount of money has been raised through profits from ticket sales and donations that will go towards providing lifesaving care including protection, health and nutrition for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.”

If you would like to find out more or donate towards 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund visit 7.org or text SEVEN to 70111 to donate £3*. By texting you consent to future telephone and SMS contact from Unicef.


Notes to editors:

The #MatchForChildren was the final match of an incredible journey that saw Beckham play seven matches across seven continents for a documentary about grassroots football that will be broadcast on BBC One later this year. David took time out from filming the documentary in Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Djibouti to see how Unicef is protecting children in every region of the world. 

For more information regarding 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, please contact: UNICEF UK Press Office, +44 207 375 6030, media@unicef.org.uk 


UNICEF UK raises funds to protect children in danger, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children. As a registered charity we raise funds through donations from individuals, organisations and companies, as well as lobby and campaign to keep children safe. Unicef UK also runs programmes in schools, hospitals and with local authorities in the UK. For more information please visit unicef.org.uk


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