STV launches its charity appeal for this year

SINGER-songwriter, Amy Macdonald, is to perform five gigs in one day, to help raise funds for the charity, the STV Appeal.

Taking place on June 12 in Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow, each gig will comprise a maximum 200 tickets.

The STV Appeal was launched last year by The Hunter Foundation and STV, raising £1.3million. Forty-eight cheque presentations were made, involving every Scottish local authority area.

The charity focuses on helping children and young people in Scotland affected by poverty and the Scottish Government doubles what is raised with match-funding.

Macdonald today visited one of the projects helped by last year’s campaign, Pulse Community Radio in Barrhead, and met some of the young people who volunteer for the youth-focused radio station.

Says STV, in a statement: “The critical thing that makes the STV Appeal special is that it spends 100 per cent of the money raised on the kids who most need it.”

Adds the statement: “The STV Appeal has a long-term aim to change perceptions and attitudes towards poverty and highlight it as the serious reality that is facing our country.”