Local MP dons football boots in support of soccer aid for UNICEF

On Wednesday 6th June, Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow took part in the first ever Parliamentary Soccer Aid. The five-a-side tournament took over Westminster to celebrate Soccer Aid for Unicef UK.

This cross-party group took part in a game like no other in order to find the first ever Parliamentary Soccer Aid champions, all whilst raising awareness of the work of Unicef.

Rebecca said, “It was great to take part in this week’s Parliamentary Soccer Aid, helping raise awareness of the vital work of Unicef and this year’s Aid Match.

“Unicef does such vital work providing life-saving food, vaccines, clean water and protection from violence to millions of children around the world and together we can support them to do even more.”

Soccer Aid for Unicef continued its Westminster take over after heading to Number 10 Downing Street that evening to celebrate this year’s Aid Match funding and welcomed the stars of Soccer Aid for Unicef.

Soccer Aid for Unicef features an impressive line-up of celebrities and former sportsmen this year, including: Robbie Williams, Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah, Eric Cantona, Gordon Ramsay, and Olly Murs

100% of all public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef will be doubled by the UK Government, up to a total of £5 million, and will go towards supporting the vital work protecting children around the world. This is only made possible by the generous donations of the British public, who have previously raised more than £24 million for Soccer Aid for Unicef since the first match in 2006.