Sir Chris Hoy and UNICEF have released a special video that introduces some of the legendary personalities appearing in the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony for on 23 July.

Video: Sir Chris Hoy Invites you to Watch the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony with UNICEF

The trailer includes cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy and international singing superstar Nicole Scherzinger, who will appear at the opening ceremony along with cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, footballing supremo Sir Alex Ferguson and Line of Duty actress Keeley Hawes.

The Glasgow 2014 games will raise money for UNICEF’s work with children all around the world. It’s Glasgow 2014 and UNICEF’s joint ambition to make these Commonwealth Games a unique opportunity to change the lives of children across the Commonwealth.

The opening ceremony will feature exclusive, eye-opening footage of the stars and the children they met while they were exploring different regions of the Commonwealth. The ceremony will end with a unique fundraising moment when an expected 1 billion viewers will be invited to come together to #PutChildrenFirst by making a donation to UNICEF online or via SMS.

After visiting children in Malawi, Sir Chris said, “Meeting children whose lives have been so hugely improved by UNICEF was an incredible experience that will stay with me forever.”

“The Opening Ceremony will be a spectacular moment for Glasgow, Scotland and the Commonwealth as we attempt something that has never been done before; I’m so proud to be a part of that, and I hope everyone will join us by watching on 23 July.”

Glasgow 2014, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and UNICEF have forged a groundbreaking partnership with the ambition of improving the lives of children in every country in the Commonwealth through raising money for the Children of the Commonwealth Fund.

Singer Nicole had the opportunity to meet children in Guyana, South America. She said: “It was wonderful to see how UNICEF is transforming children’s lives.” She added, “The Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony is going to be so exciting. Come on everyone, put 23 July in your diaries, and tune in to help Keeley, Sachin, Sir Chris, Sir Alex, me, and many many more, make the Commonwealth Games a life-changing moment for children. Together, wherever we are in the world, we can make sure children come first.”


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