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 concerning Soccer Aid.
What is Soccer Aid for Unicef?
Soccer Aid for Unicef benefits Unicef, the world’s leading organisation for children. The pro-celebrity football match with be broadcast live on ITV and STV on Sunday 10th June 2018.
Soccer Aid started in 2006 as a brainwave of Unicef UK ambassador Robbie Williams. Now in its 12th year, the event has raised an amazing £24 million for Unicef’s work for children and has involved legendary players Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Teddy Sheringham as well as music, film and TV stars from around the globe.
This year the match will be played at Old Trafford on Sunday 10th June 2018 to help raise even more vital funds to save and change children’s lives.
When and where will Soccer Aid for Unicef be played?
Tickets are now on sale and the match will be played at Manchester United’s ground, Old Trafford, on Sunday 10th June and broadcast live on ITV and STV. Kick off is confirmed as 20:00 BST. All profits from ticket sales go directly to Unicef.
Who is Unicef?
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children. They work in more than 190 countries to protect children in danger. Unicef provides vital support to save and change children’s lives.
Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation and have done more to influence laws, policies and customs to help protect children than anyone else. Unicef work day and night to provide vital support and offer a lifeline to children in danger.
Across 12 years and six amazing football matches, Soccer Aid has raised more than £24 million and has helped transform the lives of millions of children. Money raised from Soccer Aid has helped protect women and children with maternal health services, reached millions of children suffering from malnutrition with lifesaving therapeutic food, trained health workers, provided vaccinations against killer diseases, helped rebuild the lives of children affected by disasters, and helped combat malaria.
How does Soccer Aid raise funds for Unicef?
All profits from ticket sales will be donated to Unicef and viewers both at home and at the ground will be encouraged to support Unicef’s work for children by donating via text, phone or online.
If I donate to the appeal, how much of my donation goes to Unicef?
100% of your donation will go to support the vital work of Unicef. The UK Government will match every pound you donate, up to a total of £5 million.
Soccer Aid donations will help Unicef to provide children with life-saving food, vaccines and clean water, as well as protecting them from violence, exploitation and abuse. For example:
£30 could provide all of the midwifery equipment necessary for the safe delivery of one baby.
£50 could help provide the vaccines to protect more than 300 children from deadly disease.
£100 could provide more than 110 pregnant women with HIV tests to help protect their baby.
Why does ITV support Soccer Aid?
ITV is committed to continuing to grow its business in a responsible and transparent way whilst harnessing the power of the nation’s most-loved and most-watched programmes to create long-term change for good.
As a broadcaster at the heart of popular culture, ITV has the opportunity to use its reach to millions of people, to have a positive impact on society.
Through on-air appeals like Soccer Aid, along with more localised support through community engagement and volunteering, ITV is committed to inspiring, engaging and empowering viewers to make a difference.
In 2016 more than 40 hours of airtime was dedicated to charitable causes through appeals and campaigns and more than £47 million contributed to charitable causes through cash, in-kind support and public donations.
For more information about ITV’s Corporate Responsibility commitments and activities visit itvresponsibility.com
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.
Donations to Unicef will go towards funding their vital work across the world. To find out further details about how Unicef spend your donations on their vital projects please contact the Unicef press office via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 375 6030.
How can I buy tickets for Soccer Aid 2018?
You can buy tickets for Soccer Aid by calling 0161 444 2018 or by visiting manutd.com/socceraid.
How much do the tickets cost?
Adult tickets are priced between £20-£40 for standard seating, and £50 for premium tickets. Tickets for under 16s are £10.
Are hospitality boxes available?
Yes, executive boxes and hospitality packages are available. Visit manutd.com/socceraid for more information.
Will Soccer Aid be shown on TV?
You can watch Soccer Aid 2018 on ITV on Sunday 10th June, and it will be available to watch on demand on ITV Hub (online) for 30 days after the match.
How and when can I donate money to Soccer Aid 2018?
You can donate to Soccer Aid 2018 in the following ways:
By Text (SMS):
Viewers can donate £10 by texting TEN to 70818 or donate £20 by texting TWENTY to 70818. Texts cost £10 or £20 (depending on the chosen donation amount), plus one standard rate message. 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.
Viewers can call 0330 1234 442 (standard geographic charges may apply) to donate using a credit or debit card from 6.30pm-10.15pm on Sunday 10th June. During the main live show, operators will be on-hand in various call centres around the UK to take donations over the phone. At all other times the service will be closed and an automated message will inform viewers of alternative donation routes. Viewers should not be charged if they call and hear the automated message.
Viewers can donate at itv.com/socceraid and at stv.tv/socceraid.
Last date for donations by text & online is 6th July 2018 at 17:00.
Last date for donations by phone is 10th June 2018 at 22.15.