Soccer Aid was back on our screens and it was a match worthy of its tenth anniversary. 70,000 fans filled Old Trafford and a peak audience of 5.8 million tuned in to see England triumph 3-2 against the Rest of the World.
During the game we saw appeal films from Nicole Scherzinger, Tinie Temper and Olivia Colman amongst others. And thanks to your generous support when the final whistle blew, we were delighted to announce that £5.4 million had been raised, smashing all previous on the night totals. The money will continue to help Unicef provide children with life-saving food, vaccines and clean water, as well as protecting them from violence, exploitation and abuse. A huge thank you to everybody who made this possible.
There’s still time to make a difference. You can donate by text and online up until 17.00 on 29th July 2016. The final total raised will be announced after this date.
To donate by text (SMS):
Donate £5 by texting GIVE to 70750 or donate £10 by texting GIVE10 to 70750. Please note text donors can only donate a maximum of £30 per day (this is a regulatory requirement). Text bounce-back messages will notify them of this limit when it is reached.
100% of all public donations will go towards supporting the vital work of Unicef and all public donations are matched by the UK government.
We're delighted to announce that thanks to your generosity, Soccer Aid 2016 has already raised £5,391,398 to support Unicef's vital work for children. A huge thank you for your support and congratulations to the England team who take home the trophy.
The final whistle has blown and what a match Soccer Aid 2016 has been. England reclaim the trophy, winning 3 - 2 against Rest of the World. Newbie to the England team, Mark Wright takes home the well deserved title of Man of the Match.
We're already halfway through Soccer Aid 2016. The score stands at 0-0 and there's everything to play for. There's still plenty of time to donate to support Unicef's vital work and did we mention the crowd at Old Trafford just smashed the world record for the most selfies taken simultaneously. Bring on the second half.
Players walk on the pitch for Soccer Aid 2016 all in support of Unicef vital work from children around the world.
The gates are open and Old Trafford is buzzing as thousands of fans arrive ahead of tonight’s Soccer Aid. The star-studded match is about more than great football - it’s a chance to raise vital funds to support Unicef’s work for children. Thanks to all of our ITV volunteers, out in force to show their support. Here’s to a great match.
The sun is shining and Soccer Aid is back. Can England reclaim the title from Rest of the World? An amazing line up of players are getting ready for action and all in support of Unicef’s work for children. Tune in tonight from 6pm and show your support.
We’re committed to using our reach to millions of people to have a positive impact and appeals like Soccer Aid do just that. For more about how we harness the power of the nation’s most loved, most-watched programmes to create change for good, visit itvresponsibility.com