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Manchester United have today pledged a £1 Million donation to UNICEF. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson and midfielder Ryan Giggs both attended the event at Old Trafford on Monday, where the club added to their previous donations to the global children’s charity… 

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have helped change poor children’s lives since World War II, and through the partnership with the club – have helped well over 2 Million children worldwide. The Reds have 350 Million supporters across the globe, over half of them live in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Today, the club promised £1 Million to the charity. The donation brings the total figure that United have raised for UNICEF to £3 Million. “The £1million will be spent on ensuring babies and young children in the most vulnerable communities are provided with the services they need to survive the first five years of life.” said the club.

At the event, officials from both United and UNICEF heard that every 3 seconds, a child dies from a preventable cause – malaria being the biggest killer of young children in Africa and Asia. United are paramount to promoting the charity and the charity’s aims – drawing young people’s attention to the club’s crest, colours and players – in that, encouraging major causes such as safe sex and physical health.

Speaking at today’s launch, Ryan Giggs said: “Last year I travelled with UNICEF to Sierra Leone, and saw how hard it is for children to even survive when they live in such incredible poverty. This is just wrong, and I’m so pleased that we are continuing to work with UNICEF to help put it right.”

Sir Alex Ferguson added: “If Manchester United and myself can raise awareness of the suffering that children in the world endure, then that can only be beneficial to UNICEF’s continual hard work. This partnership benefits our fans who live all around the world and millions more children, through UNICEF’s work.”

Fundraising for the £1 Million begins on the 28th of November this year. Tickets can be bought for the charity dinner here. You can make your own donation to UNICEF here.



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