Thanks to the generous support of the UK public, ITV viewers and the UK government for
matching all public donations pound for pound, Soccer Aid 2016 has raised an incredible £6.6 million, breaking the appeal’s previous record.
Soccer Aid 2016 took place at a packed out Old Trafford on 5th June 2016 and was broadcast live on ITV. The match saw celebrities and football legends come together for the tenth anniversary of the star-studded event to play an enthralling game of football whilst raising vital funds for Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation.
Throughout the match short films were broadcast presented by Unicef Ambassadors and
supporters Eddie Izzard, Nicole Scherzinger, Tinie Tempah, Olivia Colman and Keeley Hawes showing Unicef’s work to protect children in danger around the world.
100% of donations raised through Soccer Aid 2016 will help Unicef to improve health and nutrition for over 1.2 million women and children in Zimbabwe, Myanmar and Ethiopia, as well as providing children all over the world with life-saving food, vaccines and clean water, and protecting them from violence, exploitation and abuse.
Over the last ten years, our partnership with Unicef through the six Soccer Aid events have raised over £24 million for Unicef’s work for children.
Thanks to the generosity of the public and the UK government matching donations pound for pound, this year’s event raised more than ever and really will help Unicef make a difference to children’s lives. Michael Sheen, Unicef UK Ambassador and Rest of the World captain