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David Beckham furious at claims he does charity work 'to win a knighthood'

However, Beckham is at pains to point out that through his appearances and the work of his foundation, the 7 Fund, he has raised millions of pounds for the charity. A statement issued by his PR team says: "David Beckham and Unicef have had a powerful partnership in support of children for over 15 years.  The David Beckham 7 Fund specifically has raised millions of pounds and helped millions of vulnerable children around the world.    “David Beckham has given significant time and energy and has made personal financial donations to the 7 Fund and this commitment will continue long term." It adds: “Before establishing the 7 Fund, David had supported Unicef and a number of other charities over many years, including donating his entire earnings from PSG during his time playing there. David and Unicef are rightly proud of what they have and will continue to achieve together and are happy to let the facts speak for themselves.” Unicef also came to the star’s defence. Although it would not comment on the veracity of the emails because it had not seen the originals, it described Beckham “as generously giving his time, energy and support to help raise awareness and funds for Unicef's work for children”. It added: “David has given significant funds personally. The 7 Fund supports programmes for children, tackling issues such as malnutrition, violence, AIDS and emergencies.” Unicef cited Beckham’s visit to Swaziland in June 2016 to raise awareness of the devastating drought affecting eastern and southern Africa, and pointed out that since the launch of the 7 Fund in February 2015 it has raised millions of pounds for Unicef programmes and “reached millions of people around the world with crucial messages about our work for very vulnerable children”. According to Unicef the 7 Fund is helping it to provide improved water and sanitation to children and their families in Burkina Faso and provide vital support and protection to HIV-positive mothers and children in Swaziland. Beckham’s organisation also works with Unicef in Papua New Guinea, helping to provide life-saving food to young children and funding a range of child protection services to help keep children in Cambodia safe. Explore Angkor Wat