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David Beckham honoured at UNICEF Ball

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David Beckham honoured at UNICEF Ball

David Beckham felt "extremely honoured" to receive UNICEF Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award.

The 40-year-old retired soccer star was given the accolade at the annual UNICEF Gala Ball in Beverly Hills last night (12.01.16) in recognition of his charity work and has vowed to continue his efforts to help disadvantaged children through the organisation and his own offshoot, the Seven Foundation.

Ahead of the black tie event, alongside a picture of himself with a group of kids who benefit from the fund, David - who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador - wrote: "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,, to help children across the world (sic)."

David - who has sons Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13, Cruz, 10, and four-year-old daughter Harper with wife Victoria Beckham - arrived alone to the event at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, but once inside was joined by a string of other famous faces, including Miranda Kerr, Selena Gomez, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany, Michelle Rodriguez and Heidi Klum.

The celebrated sportsman was handed the honour by his friend Sir Elton John.

'Hero' hitmaker Mariah Carey sang for the assembled guests at the ball, which was paying tribute to outstanding humanitarians who have helped UNICEF's mission of saving the lives of children.

The event also marked the launch of Louis Vuitton for UNICEF..

The global partnership will help support children affected by conflict, disease, natural disasters, and other situations that threaten their safety and well-being.