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Soccer Stars Score Big for Unicef!

For the first time, on 12 June 2019, Unicef UK hosted the Soccer Aid for Unicef Gala and Brentwood was delighted to be on hand to help the evening run smoothly.

This exclusive event brought together the worlds of entertainment, sport and celebrity for an incredible night of fundraising with Soccer Aid players, football legends and some of the biggest celebrity names to raise over £425,000 and help Unicef to create a world where every child can grow up happy, healthy and able to play.

The likes of former England internationals Joe Cole and Jamie Redknapp squared off against football legends including Robert Pires and Michael Essien, with an all-star supporting cast that included Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Sir Mo Farah, and TV celebrities such as Joe Wicks, Ben Sheppard and Piers Morgan.

Brentwood was approached by the event organisers to supply two way radios  to help coordinate the action-packed night. They wanted a wireless communications solution to keep staff in touch throughout preparation and during the event itself, to ensure everything kept running smoothly and safely.

Supporting a great cause

We hired out a set of Motorola CP040 analogue two way radios. The CP040 is the predecessor to the current Motorola DP1400 and shares very similar features and performance qualities. We continue to keep a fleet of CP040 handsets for event hire as they meet the requirements most organisers are looking for from two way radios – reliable, easy to use and affordable.

As always, we were very proud to be asked to be involved in such a high-profile event for such a good cause. As a charity event, one of the priorities was being able to keep costs initiativeas low as possible to maximise funds available for Unicef’s lifesaving programmes around the world. We therefore hired out the two way radios on our own hire frequency license, avoiding the need for organisers to pay for a temporary license of their own.

After the event, it was very pleasing to get a direct thank you from Unicef UK for the role we played. April Williams, the charity’s Special Event Coordinator, said:

“A HUGE thank you to everyone at Brentwood for supporting the Soccer Aid for Unicef Gala. The event far exceeded our expectations and raised an incredible £425,000. Thanks to UK Aid, this will be matched by the UK government meaning that our final total for the evening could reach an incredible £850,000.

“We wouldn’t have been able to run the event without using the radios so we are incredibly grateful to you for supplying them to us. Thank you again for your continued support of UNICEF.”

If you need a communication solution for your event call and speak with our team today on 01245 403520.

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