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Celebrity supporters kick off 1GOAL campaign

14/06/2010

Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati teamed up with presenter Fiona Phillips to promote a global campaign for children’s education.

Shobna, a life-long Manchester United fan and a Plan sponsor, is the latest star to join 1GOAL - a massive global call for free education for the world’s poorest children.

She teamed up with TV presenter and Chelsea fan Fiona Phillips to help raise awareness of the campaign at Old Trafford - Manchester United's home ground - and Chelsea's Stamford Bridge.

1GOAL, backed by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, has also been championed by the Corrie star’s favourite football team.

Plan UK, Action Aid and Save the Children are some of the charities leading the campaign, which aims to use Africa’s first ever FIFA World Cup to drum up support for free quality education for 72 million out-of-school children across Africa and other parts of the world.

"Education is the most important thing I think you can give to anybody", says Shobna

"Because education is not available to every single child on this planet because of their social or economic circumstance, I think it’s important to get to a stage where that choice is there for every single child."

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