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Fans asked to sign up to Man U Unicef plan

Fans are being asked to support a Christmas fundraising appeal run by Manchester United in aid of global children's charity Unicef.

Pass The Parcel will provide sport equipment and other supplies for children caught up in humanitarian emergencies including the Ebola crisis.

Money raised will be used to provide items including Sport in a Box, a lockable case containing sport equipment such as footballs, goal nets, basketballs and Frisbees.


David Bull, executive director of Unicef UK, said: "Around the world children are facing dangerous and desperate situations.

"We want to make sure that these children, even in the most difficult emergency situations, not only survive but that they get the help they need to enjoy life again in safety.

"Even being able to kick a ball around with friends can help bring back their childhood and help them to cope with their troubles.

"Our Pass The Parcel appeal with Manchester United is a great way for all fans to give children something to cheer about this festive season and help make their future feel a little less bleak.".

All proceeds will go to Unicef's Children's Emergency Fund. To support the appeal, visit www.manutd.com/christmasappeal.