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Elton and David Furnish presented David Beckham with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award in Los Angeles last night.
 

Beckham was recognised at the sixth biennial UNICEF Ball. The sports legend has been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 2005, and was chosen as the recipient because of his work helping children. He has been credited with saving and improving kids’ lives around the world through his charity, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, which he launched last year.
 
The 40-year-old said: ”We live in a world where children are still dying of preventable diseases, or being subjected to abuse and violence.
 
”I have four children of my own and I will not stop supporting UNICEF until I know that all children are safe, healthy and have a bright future ahead of them.”
 
Others in attendance at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel event included Nicole Kidman, Selena Gomez and the evening’s performer, Mariah Carey.
 
The honoree’s wife, Victoria, who was unable to attend, sent support from their London home.

“We are 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,” the fashion designer captioned an Instagram photo of a tuxedo-clad David.