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UNICEF receives biggest gift in its South African history

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Pretoria 21 June, 2007… Patrice and Precious Motsepe of the Motsepe Family Foundation donated, through FC Barcelona, R750, 000 (US$ 107,000), in support of UNICEF South Africa’s child survival programme. The cheque was handed over to the UNICEF Representative, Mr. Macharia Kamau, at the mid-point of a thrilling encounter between FC Barcelona and the Sundowns Football club that took place at the Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Wednesday 20 June 2007.

The gift was part of FC Barcelona’s continued support to UNICEF whose logo FC Barcelona proudly sports on its football jersey as a sign of the club’s commitment to supporting children throughout the world. FC Barca and its great supporters and fans have always insisted that theirs is not just a club and that they recognize that UNICEF is more than just a brand. In this regard, to enjoy the right to wear the UNICEF logo, FC Barca has committed to giving UNICEF US$ 1.9 million every year over the next five years.

Patrice and Precious Motsepe’s unprecedented contribution to UNICEF South Africa signals a new era in corporate giving to UNICEF’s work in South Africa. Until now, UNICEF South Africa has relied on overseas corporate giving and philanthropy to sustain its work for the children of South Africa. “It is heartening and noteworthy to see that a champion of the “New South Africa” has come forward to make his commitment and that of his family to champion corporate South Africa’s commitment to promoting child survival and development in South Africa. This is indeed a welcome development”, said Macharia Kamau.

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