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Actor's motorbike helps children

Ewan McGregor on the bike
The money will help children who are caught up in wars or natural disasters

A rare motorbike owned by Ewan McGregor has raised 22,100 to help children affected by natural disasters or wars.

The actor, from Crieff, put his Moto Guzzi California Vintage bike up for auction on the internet site eBay to bring in funds for Unicef.

The Hollywood star is an ambassador for the children's charity.

The Moto Guzzi was one of the actor's favourite bikes and he had ridden it all the way from the factory in Italy to London.

Fiona Hesselden from Unicef said: "Unicef would like to thank Ewan McGregor for auctioning his much-loved motorbike, which has raised the sizeable sum of 22,100 for our work with children globally.

"This money will support Unicef's Children's Emergency Fund, helping children such as those in Zimbabwe or the Democratic Republic of Congo who so urgently need our help at this time."

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