Soccer Aid isn't just another football match.
Every minute of every day, children are dying from preventable diseases like measles, diarrhoea and malaria. Millions of children’s lives are at risk because they don’t have enough food to eat or clean water to drink. Many experience violence, abuse and discrimination and are forced to work in dangerous conditions, missing out on an education. It shouldn’t be like this.
In 2012, Soccer Aid helped save children’s lives and make a lasting change to their futures. The money you helped us raise is supporting UNICEF’s work in countries like Chad where malnutrition and poor sanitation is putting children’s lives at risk. In Chad our feeding centres are already saving children’s lives but we know that the harvest will fail again this year. We still need your support now to reach more children before it’s too late.
In Kenya children like Marvin live and work on the streets, collecting scrap metal from rubbish dumps and missing out on an education. Thanks to UNICEF Marvin is now able to attend a drop-in centre where he gets hot food and a chance to wash and play. He even has his own vegetable patch where he learns to grow food and eat healthily. But many more children need our help.
Throughout the Soccer Aid programme, you'll have heard about how your money will help save children’s lives across the world. Soccer Aid 2012 raised over £4.9 million.