Macdonald Performances Raise

A series of five concerts in one day by the Scots singer-songwriter, Amy Macdonald, has raised £10,000 for the charity run by broadcasters, STV – it has revealed.

Says STV – which now describes itself as 'Scotland's digital media company' – Macdonald today handed over a cheque for £10,000, to the STV Appeal, to STV chief executive, Rob Woodward.

The money – which will be match-funded by the Scottish Government, meaning, in effect, £20,000 being raised – saw Macdonald play five different venues on Tuesday: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen; Duke’s Corner, Dundee; The Tolbooth, Stirling; The Caves, Edinburgh; and SWG3, Glasgow.

Says STV: “The STV Appeal 2012 is committed to helping children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland. The STV Appeal was launched in 2011 by The Hunter Foundation and STV, and in its inaugural year raised almost £1.3million. The STV Appeal spends 100 per cent of the money raised on the kids who most need it. Every single penny raised stays in Scotland. And as in 2011, the Scottish Government has once again committed to match-funding the total amount raised.”