Match-worn shirts to be auctioned for UNICEF
Match-worn shirts from our Premier League game at Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend will be auctioned to support Manchester United and UNICEF’s Children in Crisis campaign.
The campaign aims to provide urgent humanitarian aid to children who are in emergency situations around the world, due to crises such as war and natural disasters.
From the very first kick of the ball against Brighton, fans worldwide will be able to place their bids on the shirts worn by the players during the game.
Following the match, these very same shirts will be signed by the players, cementing their position as unrivalled pieces of sporting memorabilia.
The shirts will then be handed over to fan engagement and fundraising platform, MatchWornShirt, and they will be professionally disinfected through state-of-the-art UV-C technology to remove all traces of bacteria, DNA, and viruses whilst maintaining the match-worn elements and signatures that make these shirts one-of-a-kind.
Supporters will be able to continue bidding in the auction until Sunday 15 May at 15:00 BST.
Free worldwide shipping will be included with every purchase so that no matter where they are in the world, the successful bidders can be sure they will receive their shirts safely, securely and quickly.
The auction is a continuation of the long-standing United for UNICEF partnership between the club and the global children's charity.
United were the first football club to form a partnership with UNICEF, back in 1999, and the link-up has positively changed the lives of children around the world since. In over 20 years of collaboration, United for UNICEF has raised more than £5 million through activities such as gala dinners at Old Trafford.
Earlier this week, the Reds committed a donation of £50,000 for the fund and pledged the net proceeds of the Manchester United Foundation Matchday Lottery at our last Premier League home game of the season, against Brentford.
Collette Roche, Manchester United’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Manchester United is proud of our long relationship with UNICEF and, with such huge humanitarian challenges affecting children in many parts of the world today, the need is greater than ever for the club and our fans to rally behind this vital cause.”
The auction will open at www.matchwornshirt.com as soon as Saturday’s game kicks off.
In addition, you can donate to UNICEF’s Children’s Emergency Fund here.