United boss and UNICEF ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson said:
“We at Manchester United are committed to supporting young people. Young people face many great challenges across the world today, but undoubtedly one of the greatest is AIDS. AIDS is having a devastating effect, robbing youngsters of their families, their friends and their future. But there is hope. Our Gala Dinner gives us the chance as a club to show our full support for these young people and raise funds for UNICEF’s vital work to ensure that the young are protected from HIV and AIDS. This event will make a lasting difference to the lives of children worldwide.”
UNICEF UK Executive Director David Bull added:
“Manchester United‘s support for UNICEF and our AIDS campaign is vital for our work. The funds raised by the United for UNICEF Gala Dinner will provide thousands of children in China with the education and information they need to protect themselves and their loved ones from HIV. With this money we will be able to give children the chance of a future.”
To find out more about United For UNICEF, visit www.manutd.com/unicef.