By James Crook

126430513  406911cJuly 19 - Glasgow 2014 is offering people the chance to improve the lives of disadvantaged children across the world by donating money to UNICEF when purchasing Commonwealth Games tickets.

Those applying for tickets will be given the option of donating £1 ($1.50/€1.14), £2 ($3.05/€2.30) or £5 ($7.60/€5.80) as part of the Glasgow 2014 and Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) partnership with UNICEF, which aims to leave a lasting legacy from Scotland's largest sporting event by enriching the lives of young people throughout the Commonwealth.

Scottish actor and UNICEF ambassador Ewan McGregor (pictured top) paid tribute to the partnership when it was announced earlier this year.

"I couldn't be more pleased that Glasgow has been selected to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games and partner with UNICEF," he said.

"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."

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will take place from July 23 to August 4 next year, with event tickets due to go on sale on August 13 this year.

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