Football legends Sir Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs were among the guests at a fundraising dinner on Monday night to celebrate 12 years of United for UNICEF.

The event at Old Trafford was attended by the entire Manchester United first team, and raised £100,000 for our work with children around the world.

Since 2010, United for UNICEF’s funding has helped to equip 35 child survival centres in Senegal with the materials needed to ensure a child survives their first five years. This includes simple yet lifesaving equipment such as malaria nets, weighing scales, bed nets and medication, along with training for midwives and healthcare staff.

United for UNICEF is the longest running collaboration between a Premiership football club and a global charity and last night’s event celebrates the twelfth anniversary of the partnership, which to date has raised over £2 million, helping over 2.2 million children worldwide.

"We know that UNICEF is transforming children’s lives", said Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United Manager and UNICEF Ambassador. "As a club we are proud to be a part of this vital work."

 
Sir Alex Ferguson addresses guests at the United for UNICEF celebration dinner on 12 December © ManUtdpics.com
Sir Alex Ferguson addresses guests at the United for UNICEF celebration dinner on 12 December© ManUtdpics.com

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