Our partnership with UNICEF is now in its 13th year. In that time I’m proud to say that together, we have raised over £2.5m for UNICEF, helping over 2.2 million vulnerable and disadvantaged children worldwide. The Club is now in its second year of a three year project to raise a further £1m for UNICEF. The funds will provide 35 fully equipped child survival centres in Senegal, as well as transportation to deliver medical supplies to hard-to-reach communities. The child survival centres are a vital resource, providing essential care to new born babies and their mums. I’m delighted to report that we are on schedule to reach this three year target but we can’t do it alone. Your support this evening will prove invaluable to ensuring all 35 health centres are able to deliver care to those who need it most. As a UNICEF Ambassador I have witnessed first-hand the difference UNICEF makes to improving quality of life for those in need. The work United for UNICEF delivers can change the course of a child’s future – that is the impact we can achieve together. Everyone at Manchester United is passionate and committed to supporting this charity. Fundamentally, we believe in our commitment to improving the lives of children and we would like to thank you for sharing in that commitment by being here this evening. We hope you enjoy tonight’s event and I would like to thank each of you for showing your continued support in raising funds that continue to make a positive impact on the lives of children across the world.
Sir Alex Ferguson
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 13th United for UNICEF Gala Dinner. I am delighted that you are able to join us this evening and celebrate the life changing impact that United for UNICEF has made for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. 2012 has been an inspirational and unforgettable year for sport and tonight is an opportunity for us to acknowledge with pride the incredible power that sport has to motivate and inspire and thereby to make a deep and lasting difference for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Thanks to your dedication and generosity at last year’s gala dinner thousands of families in Senegal now have access to life-saving health care. Thank you. The impact of United for UNICEF in transforming children’s lives is thanks to the commitment of the whole club – the management, players, staff and sponsors as well as fans from all over the world. Together we have raised awareness of some of the most important challenges facing children. Together we have funded innovative projects that are saving and improving the lives of young people in many countries. Together we can build a better world for every child. We are changing children’s lives and I hope you feel inspired to be a part of that change this evening. Have a wonderful evening,
David Bull Executive Director, UNICEF
Every four seconds a child dies from a preventable cause. United for UNICEF is working hard to reach more of the most vulnerable children around the world to ensure that children everywhere survive and thrive. THE SENEGAL PROJECT For children in Senegal, reaching your fifth birthday is a reason to celebrate; one child in every 11 won’t have made it. Life is tough, but thanks to United for UNICEF and your continued support we are helping to change this. In the past year United for UNICEF has built 10 child survival centres and plans to equip a further 25 with everything that mums and babies need to ensure a child survives those first five years. These child survival centres will: • Provide medical fridges to store vital vaccinations and medication at the right temperature. • Promote behavioural change on basic health and sanitation issues including the importance of hand washing, HIV and AIDS awareness, and nutrition. • Provide malaria nets and advice on how to use them effectively. • Provide a motorcycle for each centre, allowing health workers to reach remote communities to deliver life-saving vaccines as part of their outreach work.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TONIGHT THE MINI RANGE OF VITAL EQUIPMENT They say the best gifts come in small packages and our mini range of vital equipment will save lives. Each mini item represents the actual piece of equipment that you will be providing for the child survival centres. A purchase at the ground tonight will be delivered on the ground to those who need it most. One of our mini range items has been pre-selected for a Manchester United prize, which will be announced at the end of the evening.
UNICEF representatives will be circulating the room with concession trays containing our mini range of vital equipment - be sure to make a pit-stop and save a life.
Our mini range of vital equipment includes…
ON YOUR BIKE!
WHAT’S IN YOUR FRIDGE?
BACK OF THE NET!
Each motorbike plaque bought tonight will supply a child survival centre with the means to transport vital medication to remote communities in Senegal. A life-saving journey worth taking.
Each mini fridge that is bought tonight will supply a child survival centre with a medical fridge. These fridges store vaccinations and medication at the right temperature ensuring children receive lifesaving immunisations.
Malaria is the biggest killer of children under five in Africa. Purchasing a furry bug tonight will provide malaria nets for up to ten families, ensuring they sleep safe from malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
It’s the little things that count.
CHARITY AUCTION MASCOT FOR THE DAY Possibly the best gift you could give to any young football fan this Christmas, this exclusive Club Mascot prize is not to be missed. Win the chance for a child (aged 7-14) to be the sole mascot for the day when Manchester United take on Swansea City on Sunday 12 May 2013. Walk down the famous tunnel onto the legendary pitch with the Manchester United Captain and make dreams come true with this once-in-a-lifetime experience! This fantastic prize also comes with an additional four match tickets so family and friends can watch and take part in this magical day.
BATTLE OF THE LEGENDS Be a part of the team as Manchester United Legends take on old European rivals Real Madrid Legends at our summer event, Red Heart United, held on 2 June 2013 at Old Trafford. The prize includes dining with the team at their pre-match meal, joining Captain Marvel himself, Bryan Robson, during his pre-match talk and sitting on the bench with the team during the match. We want you to share this experience so we will provide hospitality at the match for three of your friends so they can watch you on your big day. You are all then invited to the after-party which will be attended by a host of players, MU Legends and celebrities (18+years only).
CHILDREN’S COACHING SESSION WITH A FIRST-TEAM PLAYER Make dreams come true for the little people in your life with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an exclusive, private coaching session for two children with a first-team player. The one hour session will take place at Carrington Training Ground and this inspirational prize will be a memory they hold forever. The prize is open to two children aged 7-11yrs accompanied by four family members. We will also arrange for our Club photographer to be onsite to take professional photos of the coaching session. A framed and signed copy of your favourite shot will be sent to you as a momento.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TRIP WITH THE TEAM Fancy joining us on an official Manchester United Partners, Champions League away trip? Win two tickets including flights, five star hotel accommodation, match tickets and transfers. You’ll be attending as part of the official party so you will have every opportunity to soak up the electric atmosphere and immerse yourself in this fantastic experience.
THE BOSS’ CHAIR Sir Alex Ferguson has personally signed the chair from which he has made major team and Club decisions. A true collector’s item Sir Alex has masterminded 4 FA Premier League titles, 1 European Champions Clubs’ Cup, 3 League Cup wins and 1 FIFA Club World Cup from this chair.
GAME FOR A GAMBLE PRIZES THE ULTIMATE MANCHESTER UNITED EXPERIENCE For a real behind the scenes opportunity, this unique prize for two offers the chance to visit Carrington and watch the first-team train. Then it’s time to call 19 friends and get your own kit on as you and your friends will all be put through your paces at Carrington Academy by first-team coach René Meulensteen.
TRIP TO ZAMBIA Win the holiday of a lifetime with this magnificent prize! Five night’s accommodation for two people (sharing) at the luxury Islands of Siankaba River Lodge in Zambia. Includes accommodation, return flights, all meals, a day trip to the seventh natural wonder of the world, Victoria Falls, Livingstone Airport return transfers, boat transfers to the island, a sundown cruise, Mokoro trip, nature trail and village and school tour. Valid from 20 December 2012 to December 2013. This is not to be missed!*
SCOOP UP A SCOOTER! SIGNED BY THE FIRST-TEAM PLAYERS A true collector’s item this Honda scooter is bound to be a talking point in any setting. Personally signed by the Manchester United first-team this unique prize is one of a kind.
SILENT AUCTION A further 25 prizes are available to purchase. For a full description of silent auction prizes please refer to the separate listing on your table.
If you wish to make a donation, simply text GIVE and an AMOUNT to 88850 (eg. GIVE 100)
To register, find a BidSmart Representative or simply...
Text UNICEF to 88850** and follow the instructions.
Once registered you can bid by either using your smartphone or texting the LOT number and an AMOUNT to 88850 (eg. 101 500).
3 EASY WAYS TO BID BY TEXT
Text UNICEF to 88850 and follow instructions
Click the link in your registration text
Find a BidSmart Representative with an iPad and they will be happy to take your bid
*Excludes Victoria Falls park entry, all outside activities and their return transfers, bar purchases, massage treatments and curio shop purchases. Flights to the value of £600 each. **Text messages will be charged at your standard network rate.
Confit of duck leg with pistachio and cranberries, poached rhubarb, shavings of smoked duck breast and micro herb salad
Roast loin of Yorkshire venison, braised savoy cabbage, butternut squash purée, crispy salsify, wild mushroom tortellini with redcurrant jus
“Taste of Winter” Baked apple and cinnamon charlotte, eggnog ice cream, ginger basket, babycham and winter berry jelly, with hazelnut swipe VEGETARIAN OPTION
Pressed italian vegetable and basil cassata, feta cheese, black olive and sun-dried tomato bon bon, beetroot purée and micro herb salad
Roast pumpkin and caraway seed tart, butternut squash purée, crispy salsify, wild mushroom tortellini with parsley and chilli cream
Official Wine Partner of Manchester United
WINE LIST NAME
PRICE 175ml 250ml Bottle
Lanson Black Label Brut N/V
Crisp, fresh Champagne with apple and citrus fruit.
Lanson Rose Label N/V
Rose Champagne – delicate, with subtle flavours of strawberries and forest.
Lanson Gold Label Vintage 00-00 00-00 £75.00
Aromas of dried fig, apricot and pear, mixed with overtones of biscuit. Great fullness and a satisfying, lively finish.
SPARKLING WINE BRUT CHARDONNAY, Concha Y Toro, 00-00 00-00 £20.00 Casillero Del Diablo - Chile
Full of crisp, fresh-fruit flavours. In this wine the citrus flavours and mineral characters give it a fresh and balanced finish.
WHITE WINES CHARDONNAY, Concha Y Toro, £4.60 £6.50 £21.00 Casillero Del Diablo - Chile
A crisp and fresh Chardonnay packed with pineapple, citrus and peach flavours, with a hint of vanilla spice.
CHENIN BLANC, Broken Rock, 00-00 00-00 £22.95 - South Africa
A powerful cocktail of tropical fruit, apples, citrus fruit and peardrop. Modern, very clean and expressive with a delightful refreshing aftertaste.
PRIVADA SAUVIGNON BLANC, Concha Y Toro, 00-00 00-00 £31.00 Casillero Del Diablo - Chile
Lime, grapefruit and peach aromas mark a crisp, elegant wine with rich, balanced acidity that finishes long.
CHABLIS, Domaine Dampt Burgundy 00-00 00-00 £40.00 - France
Dry and elegant with good acidity and freshness that finishes on a powerful citrus note. Unmistakable gunflint and mineral characteristics.
ROSE WINES PINOT GRIGIO ROSE, Cielo £4.60 £6.50 £20.00 - Italy
Light, dry and easy-drinking Pinot Grigio with light fruit and mineral characters and an attractive pale pink hue.
RED WINES MERLOT, Concha Y Toro, £4.60 £6.50 £21.00 Casillero Del Diablo - Chile
This smooth Merlot perfectly combines plum and herbaceous flavours with smoky cedar wood aromas. A fruity wine with a full, rich texture.
PINOT NOIR, D’Autrefois Landuedoc 00-00 00-00 £22.95 Roussillon - France
Exceptional value Pinot Noir. Dry, pleasantly light in body with restrained red cherry and strawberry characters.
SHIRAZ, Grant Burge GB56 00-00 00-00 £28.00 – Australia
A full bodied Shiraz with aromas of ripe plums and red berry fruits. Excellent fruit flavours along with soft tannins and good length.
PRIVADA CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 00-00 00-00 £31.00 Concha Y Toro, Casillero Del Diablo, Chile
A smooth full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with cassis and black cherry flavours, complemented by hints of coffee and dark chocolate.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this event, from all the team at Manchester United.
UNICEF Registered charity number 1072612