14/12/2011 16:32, Report by Adam Bostock

Gallery: UNICEF dinner

Manchester United's first-team players turned out in force off the field to help raise more than £100,000 for UNICEF, the club's international charity partner.

Sir Alex Ferguson led the strong Reds contingent at Old Trafford on Monday night for the United For UNICEF gala dinner, a glittering annual event which brings together famous faces from football, music and showbiz in support of the charity's vital work with children around the world.

TV personalities Angus Deayton (formerly of Have I Got News For You?) and Rachel Riley (Countdown) shared the hosting duties while the entertainment was provided by female singers Emeli Sande and Laura White. The players and various guests took part in various fundraising activities including an auction and a gameshow-style competition, 'Game For A Gamble.'

Sir Alex told "It’s an important dinner because it maintains the bond we have with UNICEF. We recognise that it’s our contribution to raise the profile of the charity. It’s always a good night and Monday evening was no exception."

More: Find further information about United For UNICEF on the MU Foundation website


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