Manchester United Foundation and UNICEF Legends Charity Dinner in association with Turkish Airlines
Welcome from Andrew Cole I was part of the first team squad in 1999 that launched United for UNICEF. It was something all of us were delighted to be part of because we all knew how vital and essential UNICEF’s work is, as players at Manchester United we all recognised the impact our club has on people throughout the world. During my charity work as a professional player I’ve met some children who have absolutely nothing, children who endure a daily struggle just to find food and water, yet you mention the words Manchester United and the smile that erupts from their face is not only a joy to see but an incredibly humbling experience. Playing for Manchester United was a privilege, but with it comes responsibility and I know through my work with United for UNICEF and the Manchester United Foundation that we can make a real difference, not only in terms of fundraising but through awareness campaigns, such as the ‘Unite for Children, Unite against Aids’. It’s not just players who make a difference, Manchester United fans have proven you’ll not only be there for the players when the team are in action but you turn up time and time again to fundraising events. I’m looking forward to meeting you all tonight and I know we’ll have a fantastic evening, but I also want us together, to make a difference to the lives of underprivileged children throughout the world. Come on, let’s show Asia what being a Red is all about!
Welcome from Bryan Robson When I joined Manchester United we hadn’t won the league for 14 years and we had been relegated once. Despite this I knew I was joining a great, great club, a club who pre the internet and modern telecommunications were already world renowned. I had the exceptional Busby Babes and players such as Best, Law and Charlton to thank for that. It’s always been a great source of personal pride that I followed in their footsteps, not just on the pitch as a player, but as an Ambassador for Manchester United, which I regard as a job for life. Travelling the world in my ambassadorial role and talking about Manchester United is something I’ll never grow tired of, and as you’ll discover in the Q&A I’ve got plenty to talk about! It was a great honour to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s first captain and I was lucky enough to play in the team that finally won the league in 1993 and kick-started Manchester United’s success, both domestically and in Europe. Hopefully myself and Andrew Cole will bring some Old Trafford magic to you tonight. The auction prizes certainly include plenty of genuine and incredibly rare Manchester United memorabilia so let’s dig deep and do everything we can to raise as much money as possible at tonight’s unique fundraising event. Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to all the guests here tonight, not only for supporting this charitable event, but also for the welcome I have received throughout Asia since I became the manager of Thailand. You have been incredibly kind and hospitable, it’s like I always say, ‘You don’t get better than United fans.’
THE MANCHESTER UNITED FOUNDATION The Manchester United Foundation uses football to improve the lives of young people. As a lasting legacy to the famous Busby Babes the Manchester United Foundation was formed in June 2006.
The Foundation has five areas of delivery: FOOTBALL, HEALTH, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY COHESION, & CHARITIES
We use the passion for Manchester United to educate, motivate and inspire young people to build a better life for themselves and improve the communities they live in. As a registered charity, we rely on income from grants, donations and fundraising events.
Fundraising We run a calendar of fundraising events to help us raise money for our Charity Partners and allow us to continue our life changing work.
www.mufoundation.org GET INVOLVED
What a Year 2010 was another challenging and rewarding year for the Manchester United Foundation, here are some highlights from the projects, that are making a difference to the lives of young people in the last 12 months:
DECEMBER 2010 - Michael Owen coaches girls from a primary school in Salford.
NOVEMBER 2010 - Wes Brown takes part in a virtual table tennis trial. Children can now try to beat his score.
Our Girlsâ€™ Development programme provides opportunities for girls to play football at all levels of the game.
Premier League 4 Sport is a nationwide initiative aiming to engage children in Olympic sports ahead of 2012.
Charity Partners The Manchester United Foundation assists our charity partners to raise awareness and funds through various activities and player appearances throughout the year.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights in more than 190 countries. Manchester United was the first football club to take the initiative in developing an active partnership between UNICEF and the world of football.
The Christie is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating more than 40,000 patients a year. DECEMBER 2010 - Park, Bebe, Evra & Nani bring Christmas gifts for the patients at the Young Oncology Unit.
OCTOBER 2010 - Manchester United commit to raise £1 million for UNICEF in the next three years.
We provide young hard to reach people with positive activities at times when antisocial behaviour is at its highest. MARCH 2010 - Owen Hargreaves visits some of the KICKZ sport and music projects in Salford, Manchester.
Francis House Children’s Hospice offers the families of terminally ill children a respite from their role as carers and gives the children a loving home from home. SEPTEMBER 2010 - Edwin van der Sar and Ben Amos help a patient to officially open the teenage wing of Francis House.
MAY 2010 - Nemanja Vidic checks out the work our coaches have been doing with local school children.
JULY 2010 - Young people of all ages take part in a sponsored run around the Old Trafford pitch and stadium.
Football development officers are placed in local schools to bring Manchester United to the heart of the community and develop young people to achieve their potential.
We run a calendar of fundraising events to help us raise money for our Charity Partners and allow us to continue our life changing work.
UNITED FOR UNICEF Over the past 11 years United for UNICEF has made a difference to the lives of millions of children in countries worldwide. This map shows where the impact has been felt. IRAQ (Emergency relief)
CHINA (Anti-trafficking) CHINA (HIV/AIDS)
THAILAND (HIV/AIDS) THAILAND (Child protection) GLOBAL (Anti-landmines campaign)
SENEGAL (Child survival)
SIERRA LEONE (HIV prevention) MOZAMBIQUE (HIV/AIDS)
2001 Thailand - Player Visit UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham plays with children at a UNICEF project in Thailand during the clubâ€™s Asia tour.
SOUTH AFRICA (HIV/AIDS)
2004 China - Protecting Women & Children against Trafficking United for UNICEF invested funds to protect the rights of women and children being trafficked domestically and across borders.
TSUNAMI AFFECTED COUNTRIES
2005 China - Player Visit UNICEF UK Ambassador Ryan Giggs with former Manchester United Player Dong Fangzhou, club Chief Executive David Gill and manager Sir Alex Ferguson during their tour of Asia in 2005.
How your support tonight will make a difference to children in your country
All of the funds raised at the Manchester United Foundation and UNICEF Legends Charity Dinner in Association with Turkish Airlines in Bangkok on April 6, will support UNICEF projects working to transform the lives of Thailand’s most vulnerable children. UNICEF is working hard to help some of the most marginalised children by promoting and supporting birth registration, increasing the provision of adequate healthcare, increasing access to education for those missing out on school and working with children who are at risk of trafficking and exploitation. Thanks to your support this evening, UNICEF will be able to reach even more of the most vulnerable children.
All proceeds raised at the Manchester United Foundation and UNICEF Legends Charity Dinner in Association with Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) on April 8, 2011, in Kuala Lumpur will support UNICEF projects to protect those most at risk in Malaysia’s young population from the threats of HIV and AIDS. This includes expanding current services and developing policies that will seek to reverse the HIV infection rate amongst these vulnerable groups.
Funds raised at the Manchester United Foundation and UNICEF Legends Charity Dinner in Association with Turkish Airlines on April 9, 2011 in Hong Kong will support UNICEF projects working to protect China’s most vulnerable children from one of the deadliest threats they face, HIV and AIDS. With your support this evening, UNICEF will be able to reach even more children, changing their lives and improving their future.
“UNICEF Thailand is working towards the realisation of children's rights in Thailand and is delighted that the Manchester United Asia Dinners will be raising money for the well-being of disadvantaged children in Thailand." - UNICEF Thailand Representative Tomoo Hozumi
“We are delighted with Manchester United’s commitment to protect children from HIV, which is a terrible threat faced by young people in Malaysia. The generosity of everyone attending the Manchester United Foundation and UNICEF Legends Charity Dinner in Association with TM is an important contribution and signal of support for UNICEF’s Child Protection work, ensuring that children and young people in Malaysia at risk of HIV have their rights protected.” - UNICEF Malaysia Representative Hans Olsen
“We are delighted with Manchester United’s commitment to protecting children from HIV, which is one of the major threats faced by children in China. The generosity of everyone attending the Manchester United Asia Charity Series will have a huge impact on UNICEF’s Child Protection work, ensuring that young people in China have their rights protected.” - Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF Chief Executive Irene Chan
2008 Malaysia - Fight against HIV/AIDS United for UNICEF funded youth centres established in Kedah & Perlis and provide young people with a safe place to meet and access peer support and life skills training.
2009 China - Life Skills in a Box United for UNICEF invested in ‘Life Skills in a Box’ which reached 650,000 children in 295 schools. The boxes teach life skills through education materials for HIV and AIDS prevention.
2009 Malaysia - Player Visit Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra took time out from their pre-season tour of Asia to visit children at the UNICEF-supported Positive Living Dropin Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
MENU Starter Poached Veal with Tuna Cream Sauce
Main course Pan-fried Cod on Tomato Relish with Crisp Peppered Asparagus
Dessert Chocolate Mud Cake with Orange Spiced Sherbet Coffee or Tea
EVENT PROGRAMME 18:30
Cocktail Reception 19:30
Gala Dinner and Auction 21:30
Q&A with Manchester United Legends Bryan Robson and Andrew Cole 22:00
Andrew Cole Andrew Cole’s £6.25m transfer from Newcastle United in January 1995 was a record fee at the time, but there can be no doubt that over the following six years it proved to be money very well spent. Not since the golden age of Denis Law had Manchester United fans seen a striker produce such a high goal scoring ratio, as he established himself as one of the club’s and the modern game’s great strikers. Always a hero at Old Trafford, Coley’s place in Manchester United folklore was secured in 1999 after forming a dynamic strike partnership with new signing, Dwight Yorke and playing his part in the team’s historic Treble.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting the fans on tour and supporting the Club and UNICEF to help make a difference to children’s lives.”
MAJOR HONOURS UEFA Champions League FA Premier League FA Cup
1999 1996 1997 1999 2001 1996 1999
Bryan Robson Bryan Robson became the fans’ favourite from the moment he signed for Manchester United on the Old Trafford pitch in October 1981. It was the start of what was to prove a mutual appreciation relationship that exists to this very day. ‘Captain Marvel’ went on to be everything that a Manchester United fan desires in their favourite. He played each and every game as though his very life depended on the outcome. His playing days will always be remembered for his fearless and courageous approach, but there was so much more in Robson’s armoury that made him one of the most complete midfield players of his era. There is little doubt that most observers would place Bryan Robson in the Top 20 of United’s all-time greats.
“It will be good to meet our fans from across the globe and to raise money for this great cause.”
GOALS 99 MAJOR HONOURS European Cup Winners’ Cup 1991 FA Premier League 1993 1994 FA Cup 1983 1985 1990 ENGLAND CAPS
AUCTION DETAILS LUXURY MANCHESTER UNITED EXPERIENCE The chance for two people to fly return business class to Manchester and be transported to the Theatre of Dreams to watch the first home match of the 2011/12 season. You will watch the match in the luxury of an exclusive state of the art hospitality box where you will receive first class food and service with 4 other lucky winners from this Asia tour. Overnight accommodation will be provided in a top Manchester Hotel. All courtesy of Turkish Airlines. An exclusive visit to the first team training ground at Carrington to watch the first team train is also part of this fantastic prize.
UNIQUE HUBLOT WATCH This time piece has been specially crafted for this event. It is a totally unique piece with the dial being identical to the playerâ€™s watch for 2009 with the Red Devil emblem on the face and engraving on the back detailing the date and location of the event. There will be no other opportunity to possess this watch as worn exclusively by the Manchester United players and Sir Alex Ferguson.
TEAM FOR ALL SEASONS SIGNED PRINT Published to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Busby Babes, this picture was commissioned to show the most influential players of the last 50 years as selected by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton. Only 50 prints were created and this is an exclusive chance to become one of the select group who own one of these historical prints. It is signed by all living members of this Team for All Seasons including David Beckham, Bryan Robson and Eric Cantona.
SIGNED OT100 PRINT The chance to own a Limited edition print of Old Trafford Stadium signed by two living legends, Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton. Only 100 of these exclusive prints exist in the World and this is your chance to become a member of select owners.
SIGNED FIRST TEAM SHIRT Framed shirt signed by the members of the current first team Manchester United Squad.
SIGNED AUDI DUG OUT SEAT Chance to own a little bit of The Theatre of Dreams. An exclusive Audi Dug out seat from Old Trafford’s famous ‘Player’s Bench’ which has been signed by members of the 2009/10 first team squad.
SIGNED WAYNE ROONEY PRINT This spectacular and match changing shot is captured for posterityshowcasing the unique talent of Manchester United’s one and only Wayne Rooney. This overhead Kick won Manchester United the fiercely fought match against Manchester City and will surely go down in the annals of history. Signed and authenticated by Wayne Rooney.
SIGNED JI-SUNG PARK SHIRT Manchester United First team shirt signed by Ji-sung Park. Park has been a pivotal member of the Manchester United midfield Team since his arrival from Asia in 2005.
ltd This evening’s auction has been managed by FunRaising Events (Asia) Ltd
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT The Manchester United Foundation and UNICEF would like to thank you for your support.
UNICEF Registered Charity Number in Englands and Wales 1072612 Manchesrter United Foundation Registered Charity Number 1118310
Published on Apr 3, 2011