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By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief

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The stars came out in force on Tuesday evening as David Beckham was honored at the 6th Biennial UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills, receiving the Humanitarian Leadership Award. Beckham was chosen as the recipient  for his work helping children through his Seven Foundation, after committing to play seven football matches on all seven continents, including Antarctica, to raise awareness for UNICEF. The star had been a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity for 10 years before creating the Seven foundation.

Presented by Louis Vuitton, the UNICEF Ball marked the launch of LOUIS VUITTON for UNICEF, a global partnership to support children affected by conflict, disease, natural disasters, and other situations that threaten their safety and well-being.

Elton John presented his friend Beckham with the Award, while Selena Gomez, Nicole Kidman, Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Angie Harmon, and Brooke Burke-Charvet were amongst a host of celebrities who came out to support at the lavish Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, helping to raise over $2.5 million for the charity’s lifesaving programs. The fete was serenaded by multi-Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey, who performed her hit songs Always Be My Baby, We Belong Together and Hero, for the A-list party-goers.

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David-Beckham-Elton-John-David-Furnish-UNICEFBefore receiving his award, Beckham shared a photo to Instagram showing him surrounded by a group of young children, saying, ‘Extremely honoured to receive the @UNICEFUSA’s Humanitarian Leadership Award this evening at the #UNICEFBall.
‘I can’t wait to continue doing all I can for Unicef and my 7 Fund, 7.org, to help children across the world.’

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