19 August 2013

Tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games go on sale to the general public today.

For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games, sports fans hoping to attend the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will have the chance to donate to UNICEF's life-saving work with children when they buy their Games tickets. 

 

In the first in a series of fundraising activities around the Games, the public can choose to include a donation of £1, £3 or £5 to help improve the lives of children across the Commonwealth and in Scotland when they apply to buy their Games tickets. 

Every contribution through the opt-in ticketing donation scheme will help improve children’s lives through our work providing children with health care, nutrition, education and helping them be the best they can be.

 

"I very much hope people booking tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Games on 19 August will choose to add a donation to UNICEF," said David Bull, UNICEF UK's Executive Director. 

"We rely on the generosity of the public to continue our work transforming children’s lives both across the Commonwealth, including here in Scotland. However much you can afford to give, be sure that your donation will help to give a child a brighter future."

 
UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor shows his support for the partnership with Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. © UNICEF/2013/James Gilham
UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor shows his support for the partnership with Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. © UNICEF/2013/James Gilham