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Join schools across the UK for a game like no other

Throughout June, thousands of children in school playgrounds across the UK will kick, bounce or carry a ball round an obstacle course that they’ve designed. The first ever Soccer Aid Playground Challenge is a brilliant way to get your whole school active, having fun and raising money to help children around the world – and it’s so easy:

  • Get started by signing up for your FREE schools fundraising pack
  • Get creative and design an obstacle course with your pupils
  • Get ready for kick off!

Need any more info? We’d love to hear from you over email at or call us on 0300 330 5580.

Can’t do June? Don’t worry! The UK government will double every £1 you raise before 6 July, so just make sure you kick off before then!

Soccer Aid for Unicef schools playground challenge fundraising kit.

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Every child has the right to play

Sebenele is 14. He lives with his mum in a village in Swaziland, southern Africa. Last year, he was severely malnourished.

Now he is better and stronger thanks to support from Unicef.

“Last year, I was sick. When I was sick my body stopped growing but now I am growing and I feel well every day. Now I get enough food.

I’m playing football and many games that I couldn’t play last year. I go to a Unicef-supported teen club where I can meet my friends, play games and they teach us how to take care of ourselves. I make sure I’m a good boy and I help to take care of my mum.

When I finish school I want to be a nurse because you can take care of others as well as afford to eat.”

Sebenele, 14, plays football in Swaziland

Every £5 raised from your Soccer Aid Playground Challenge could help feed a child like Sebenele for a week at a Unicef-supported centre.


could provide an emergency supplies kit, including life-saving food to protect children from malnutrition


can buy a water pump to provide clean, safe drinking water for a school or whole village


can build a child-friendly space where children can safely learn, play and receive care in times of emergency

Get fundraising! Order your free pack today

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*Donations raised made to Soccer Aid for Unicef by 6 July 2018 will be doubled by the UK government, up to the value of £5 million, to support Unicef’s work for children in Swaziland and Lesotho. This does not include proceeds from match ticket sales.