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
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."

Williams led an England side to victory in May over a team of Hollywood A-listers and football legends 3-1.

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