Robbie Williams 'so pleased' after Soccer Aid raises record amount

Three months on from ITV1's football fundraiser, UNICEF has announced that Soccer Aid 2012 raised over £4.9 million for its vital work to save children’s lives around the world.

The four Soccer Aid events in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 have together raised over £12 million for UNICEF’s work for children.

Paddy McGuiness, John Bishop and Robbie Williams celebrate after England's victory in the match at Old Trafford for Soccer Aid 2012 Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Wire

Robbie Williams, UNICEF UK Ambassador and co-founder of Soccer Aid, said: "I'm still basking in the glory of England's win and so pleased that this has been the best Soccer Aid yet with almost £5 million raised for UNICEF – for children.

"Thank you so so much to everyone who donated on the night or bought a ticket to the match - we couldn't have done it without you."