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Soccer Aid for Unicef 2023 - FAQ


ITV are keen to ensure our viewers understand our appeals and why we work in partnership with charities. Please find below some frequently asked questions regarding Soccer Aid for UNICEF.

What is Soccer Aid for UNICEF?

Soccer Aid for UNICEF is an entertainment-led charity campaign, culminating in the biggest celebrity football match in the world featuring two teams of professional and celebrity players, broadcast live on ITV1, STV and ITVX on Sunday 11 June 2023 from Old Trafford Stadium. Soccer Aid for UNICEF aims to raise millions of pounds to support UNICEF’s vital work around the world saving lives and helping children get the best start in life.

Over the last 17 years, more than £75 million has been raised by Soccer Aid to support UNICEF in its ambition to reach more children than any other humanitarian organisation. In 190 countries around the world, we have used our experience to give millions of children the chance to enjoy a carefree, play-filled childhood. We are so proud of this and can’t wait to make it happen for millions more.

When is Soccer Aid for UNICEF?

This year, the match will be back in Manchester at Old Trafford Stadium, on Sunday 11 June. The game will be broadcast live on ITV1, STV and ITVX. Timings will be announced closer to the date of transmission.

Who is UNICEF?

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children. They work with families, local communities, organisations and governments in more than 190 countries to help every child realise their full potential.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, reaching the furthest from help, the most disadvantaged and the most at risk. They provide more children with clean water, life-saving food and vaccines, education and protection from violence than any other humanitarian organisation.

How does Soccer Aid raise funds for UNICEF?

Soccer Aid for UNICEF helps children around the world get the best start in life. We tackle issues that can turn childhoods upside down – from disaster and displacement to disease and hunger – so children can learn, rebuild their lives and grow up strong and healthy.

Together, we’re protecting play for every child.

The money raised through Soccer Aid for UNICEF will help support the vital work of UNICEF. For example:

  • £10 could help provide enough life-saving therapeutic food for a child for one week

  • £20 could provide life-saving measles vaccines for 28 children

  • £30 could provide an emergency shelter kit to help protect children forced from their homes

  • £40 could provide 260 children with a single dose of oral polio vaccine

Please give now and help UNICEF protect play for every child, everywhere.

Why does ITV support Soccer Aid for UNICEF?

ITV is More than TV. We entertain and connect with millions of people globally, reflecting and shaping culture with brilliant content and creativity. Reflecting and shaping the world we live in gives us a great opportunity: to change ITV for the better, and to use our content and reach to inspire positive change in the wider world.

We have four focus areas: better health, diversity and inclusion, climate action and giving back to our local and international communities. Soccer Aid for UNICEF is our main fundraising appeal within Giving Back.

In 2022, ITV contributed £62 million of value to charitable causes through employee donations, cash and in-kind donations through marketing and editorial airtime, and helped to raise over £29 million through public donations to ITV campaigns or appeals.

How does ITV make sure that donations are used appropriately?Transparency in how your donations will be used by charities is of paramount importance. ITV is committed to ensuring that the money that has been generously donated by our viewers goes directly toward projects that have a real and tangible impact on people’s lives both in the UK and overseas. 100% of the donations made by viewers during our on-air campaigns and appeals like Soccer Aid for UNICEF goes directly to beneficiary charities.

All donations to Soccer Aid will go to UNICEF UK to help fund their vital work across the world. To find out further details about how UNICEF UK use your donations on their vital projects please visit www.socceraid.org.uk

Can I buy tickets for Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2023?Yes please visit www.socceraid.org.uk where you can buy tickets.

Will Soccer Aid for UNICEF be shown on TV?Yes, you can watch Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2023 on ITV1, STV and ITVX.

When can I donate money to Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2023?Donations open on Wednesday 19 April 2023 at midday. All donation routes close on Tuesday 11 July 2023 at midday. For more information, please click here to see the full terms and conditions.

Who can I contact if my question isn’t answered here?ITV viewer services can be contacted by filling out this form

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