About Big Lily


  If you are a true Manchester United supporter you will have seen ‘Big Lily’ the iconic flag owned by Keith Norris that has travelled with the globe and seen some of United’s greatest achievements since 1999.

     United’s Big Lily© began life as a small ‘Carrickfergus Reds’ flag has appeared in substantial media including films, books, magazines and documentaries including most recently on MUTV.  Big Lily is a flag of peace and unity and always promoted good causes. Her final adventure will be to galvanise worldwide United supporters to raise £300,000 + in aid of UNICEF and break an Official Guinness World Record for ‘Most Signatures on a Flag’.

Big Lily's Journey


" The story of Big Lily has been incredible and her final journey is a unique opportunity to raise funds for Unicef. I cannot think of a more fitting way to celebrate this iconic Manchester United flag and wish you the very best of luck.

John Shiels
Chief Executive of Manchester United Foundation

We are really delighted that you want to fundraise for our work for children in danger around the world. We are so grateful for the support, time commitment and creativity which you have channelled into the Big Lily project and we hope it’s going to be a massive success.


I'm absolutely delighted to be part of United’s Big Lily, Manchester United fans world wide initiative to raise £300, 000 for the great cause that is children in danger around the world in aid of UNICEF and in so doing break the existing Guinness World Record for Most Signatures on a Flag."

Pat Crerand
Manchester United


Villa Park, Birmingham


Wembley 1999

San Siro, Milan


George Best Funeral, Belfast

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Camp Nou, Barcelona

Old Trafford


Tokyo, Japan


" I applaud "United Supporters for UNICEF" for mobilising as a positive resource for such a worthwhile cause. This ambitious ethic reflects the best in sporting spirit and global awareness from a great club’s great support base.

Mark Durkan
MP, United Supporter and a Unicef designated "Parliamentary Champion."

" It is fantastic to see the efforts being made by Big Lily to bring people together and to raise money for the wonderful causes supported by UNICEF, keep the flag flying and keep the money coming in."

Ian Paisley

" Sport can be a great unifier and power for good in our society and it is encouraging to see the great 'United Supporters for UNICEF' you are engaged in. I wish you well in your world record attempt for such a good cause and hope that your fundraising efforts continue to be successful."

Martina Anderson