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Last Updated: Thursday January 13 2005 14:14 GMT

Beckham stars in tsunami advert

David Beckham is in a Unicef tsunami advert
David Beckham has been taking time off from Real Madrid to help UNICEF send aid to the victims of the tsunami.

He visited a UNICEF warehouse in Denmark and filmed a special TV advert for the United Nations children's charity to try and raise more money.

UNICEF is sending special packs to the region to help children whose schools have been destroyed.

The England captain admitted that the visit had helped him learn about what aid money is spent on.

UNICEF is hoping to raise $143m (76m) to help the 1.5m children affected by the disaster in south east Asia.

Becks visited a Unicef warehouse in Denmark
Becks visited a Unicef warehouse in Denmark
Beckham has been a supporter of UNICEF for many years and the charity has made him one of their Goodwill Ambassadors.

Beckham's work for the charity will have a special focus on sport, using the power of sport to improve the lives of children affected by poverty, disease and conflict.

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