Epson supports Manchester United’s 15th ‘United for Unicef’ Anniversary
15 images printed by Epson and signed by Sir Alex Ferguson raise money for Manchester United’s unique charity partnership
The Manchester United Foundation’s ‘United for UNICEF’ partnership yesterday launched a new fundraising drive with the support of Epson Europe.
Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium was the venue for an exclusive “for-one-day-only” photography exhibition celebrating 15 years of United for UNICEF. To mark the occasion, Sir Alex Ferguson unveiled his personal selection of 15 photographs highlighting memorable events during the partnership’s 15 years. A selection of these images — signed by Sir Alex after being printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 large-format printer — are now being auctioned online to raise money for United for UNICEF’s programme supporting vulnerable children in Vietnam. The 508 mm x 768 mm images, printed on 300 gsm media, can be viewed and bid for at www.united4unicef.org.
United for UNICEF started in 1999 and is the longest-running partnership of its kind between a sporting organisation and a global children’s organisation. To date it has raised over £3 million and protected over 3.4 million children worldwide from violence, abuse and exploitation. All the money raised by auctioning Sir Alex’s chosen images will be invested in Vietnam, where more than 4 million children are estimated to be at risk, living on the streets, working in hazardous conditions, or in conflict with the law.
“We are proud to have been asked to help promote such a great cause,” says Mary McNulty, Epson Europe, “and we hope that the excellent print quality achievable with the Stylus Pro 9900 will add real value to what is a uniquely exclusive limited edition.”