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UNICEF announced as Games charity partner

Young People / International / Glasgow 2014
UNICEF, the Commonwealth Games Federation and Glasgow 2014 have announced a unique collaboration for children that seeks to touch the lives of children in Scotland and in Commonwealth countries across the world.

This partnership brings together UNICEF, the world’s leading organisation for children, with the biggest sporting and cultural event ever to take place in Scotland, with the aim of inspiring and enabling children to be the best they can be.

UNICEF Ambassadors Ewan McGregor and David Beckham expressed their delight that a better future for children is being put at the centre of the Games legacy.

I am delighted to hear that UNICEF and Glasgow 2014 are to put children at the heart of the Commonwealth Games legacy.

David Beckham

Ewan McGregor said: “I couldn’t be more pleased that Glasgow has been selected to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games and partner with UNICEF. There are so many aspects of the Games that I’m in no doubt will leave a significant legacy. The UNICEF partnership will benefit disadvantaged children around the world.

“As a UNICEF Ambassador for almost ten years I have seen how UNICEF is making a significant difference for children every day and enabling them to create brighter futures for themselves. This partnership opens the door to helping transform children’s lives, both in my own country of Scotland, and in other Commonwealth nations across the world. That’s a hugely exciting prospect that everyone should be proud of.”

Fellow UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham added his backing: “I am delighted to hear that UNICEF and Glasgow 2014 are to put children at the heart of the Commonwealth Games legacy. This partnership is an amazing opportunity for children around the world. Through the power of sport you can achieve so much and this great partnership will be no different. UNICEF leads the way in making sure that children have the opportunity to reach their true potential and I’ve seen first-hand how sport can help to change the lives of children everywhere.”

The partnership, with the CGF and Glasgow 2014 aims to raise funds for UNICEF’s work in Commonwealth countries around the world.