It’s good to know that at least one soccer legend has not ceased working his feet off, even after retiring from the game long ago. English football champion David Beckham has clearly made his family proud with his charitable work.
His wife, Victoria Beckham, shared a photo of her husband at the 6th Biennial UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills last night (January 12), where he was honored with UNICEF’s 2016 Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award. Victoria Beckham shared her hubby’s exceptional achievement on Instagram. On being proud and equally emotional, she posted a picture of David decked out in his tux and mentioned in the caption about how the couple’s kids—Brooklyn (16), Romeo (13), Cruz (10), and Harper (4)—feel just as proud of their father’s larger-than-life moment. “We r so proud of @davidbeckham receiving the @UNICEFUSA humanitarian leadership award at the #UNICEFball X You are an Inspiration to so many people with the incredible work you do,we love u so much Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper x [sic],” Victoria wrote with the photo.
The UNICEF charity recognized the footballer’s notable contribution to helping global society and inspiring thousands of people with his philanthropic work. The organization tweeted about his noteworthy victory, writing, “Congrats, #DavidBeckham! ‘I won’t stop supporting this charity until I know that all children are safe.’ #UNICEFBall [sic],” along with a video of Beckham accepting the illustrious award.
Congrats, #DavidBeckham! “I won’t stop supporting this charity until I know that all children are safe.” #UNICEFBall https://t.co/rgaJzvOxtd
— UNICEF USA (@unicefusa) January 13, 2016
Beckham has continued his benevolent work with many other charities as well, including CHOC Children, Comic Relief, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Malaria No More, Peace One Day, Red Cross, Sport Relief, WildAid, and many more. Firmly believing in the idea that “charity begins from home,” David and his family have also set up the Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust to actively get involved in helping out the needy, especially the youth. One of the things their charity trust has done is providing wheelchairs to handicapped individuals who are in need. Beckham’s determined role in helping children around the world has led to him being appointed as a UNICEF Ambassador.
What’s more, the soccer superstar is also a founding member of the U.K. Leadership Council and a supporter of Help for Heroes, a U.K. charity aimed at helping disabled military service personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.