Footballing giants Manchester United this week renewed their partnership with UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, committing £1 million to fund vital child protection work and calling on supporters to unite to protect children.

The United for UNICEF partnership has been hugely successful over the last 13 years, raising £3 million and helping more than 3.4 million vulnerable children worldwide. It is the longest running partnership of its kind between a sporting organisation and a global charity.

Of the new £1 million commitment, £500,000 will be used to fund UNICEF’s essential work to protect children in Viet Nam, where over five million children are vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and neglect. The funding will be used to support children who are orphans, those who have been involved in child labour or trafficking, and others who live on the streets or suffer from drug abuse.

“Manchester United is very proud of United for UNICEF and the many young lives it has helped in the last 13 years,” said David Moyes, the Manchester United manager. “The team and I are delighted to support the renewal of this incredible partnership.”

David Bull, Executive Director of UNICEF UK, said: “We are immensely proud of our long-standing partnership with Manchester United and the continued commitment from the club and its fans to improving the lives of vulnerable children across the world.”

Source: UNICEF UK

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