DAVID BECKHAM was honoured in front of a group of the world’s most famous faces in Los Angeles last night as UNICEF awarded him with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award.
The former footballer and fashion star – who has also been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 2005 – was chosen as the recipient as a result of “his tireless work to save and improve the lives of children around the world”, and the work he does through his charity, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, which he launched last year.
“We live in a world where children are still dying of preventable diseases, or being subjected to abuse and violence,” said Beckham after long-term friends Elton John and his partner David Furnish presented him with the accolade. “I have four children of my own and I will not stop supporting UNICEF until I know that all children are safe, healthy and have a bright future ahead of them.
Victoria Beckham, who although wasn’t at the ceremony, was quick to congratulate her husband, taking to Instagram with an image of David and the caption: “You are an inspiration to so many people with the incredible work you do, we love you so much Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper x.”