Nicole Scherzinger and Sir Chris Hoy back Commonwealth Games fundraiser

Nicole Scherzinger and cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy are just two of the stars appearing at the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony on 23 July to raise money for UNICEF.

Spectators, athletes and an expected one billion viewers from across the Commonwealth will be invited to take part in the Put Children First appeal, by making a donation either by text or online, as part of a new partnership forged by Glasgow 2014, the Commonwealth Games Federation and UNICEF.


Other celebrities involved included Sir Alex Ferguson, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actress Keeley Hawes, who all explored different regions of the Commonwealth to witness UNICEF’s life-changing work.

"The Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony is going to be so exciting,” said Nicole. “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 to make the Commonwealth Games a life-changing moment for children".

Ahead of the Opening Ceremony, Sir Chris revealed a video giving a sneak-peek of the celebrities’ travels.


"Meeting children whose lives have been so hugely improved by UNICEF was an incredible experience that will stay with me forever," he added.

"I had the blessing of meeting children with disabilities who for most of their lives had been stuck at home or in schools without any accessible or welcoming outdoor space,” added Nicole. “But now, these children have somewhere safe to play and I could see that they had hope and happiness in their lives, and that means everything."