Glasgow 2014 raises £5m for Unicef
At Glasgow 2014, you helped us raise £5 million to put children first across the Commonwealth - that's amazing!
The £5m already raised will allow Unicef, the world’s leading children's organisation, to achieve our ambition of reaching every child in Scotland, and children in every Commonwealth country.
We'll be helping children around the Commonwealth in a whole range of ways. In Bangladesh Unicef is tackling child labour and child marriage, by helping to keep the most at risk children at school; in Malawi we are using sport and education to engage with young people and help reduce HIV infection; in Scotland we are helping ensure all new born babies get off to the best start in life, supporting a strong nurturing bond between parents and their babies.
The £5m comprises £3.7 million raised following the "Big Ask" by James McAvoy and Sir Chris Hoy during the Opening Ceremony, plus more than £1.2m raised through the partnership before the Games, and the remainder from continued fundraising throughout the Games.