Thursday, December 14, 2006

Man United's Gala Dinner for UN Children's Fund

English Premier League club Manchester United’s Old Trafford dinner for international charity partner UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an important annual. Funds raised from this tonight's United for UNICEF Gala Dinner will support UNICEF’s five-year global children and AIDS campaign, ‘Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS’, helping children and young people orphaned and affected by HIV and AIDS across the world. Manchester United this year officially committed itself to supporting this campaign, pledging to raise £1 million over the next four years, through the United for UNICEF partnership. This year's event had an African theme, in recognition of the team’s pre-season tour of South Africa where the squad visited a number of NICEF-supported HIV and AIDS programs.

The event featured a high profile Grand Auction offering prizes including the chance to join the team on its Far East Tour in 2007, flying on the team plane and staying at the team hotel, along with a silent auction and raffle giving attendees the chance to win money-can’t-buy prizes whilst supporting UNICEF work. "We are delighted with the support that Manchester United shows to the 'United for UNICEF' partnership by hosting this event each year. Every single penny of the proceeds from tonight’s event will help UNICEF to make a real and positive difference to the lives and futures of children worldwide,” UNICEF UK Executive Director David Bull said.

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