STV charity raises almost two million pounds for children affected by poverty

ALMOST two million pounds has been raised for children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland, by the charity operated by the broadcasters, STV.

A TV programme broadcast on Friday evening – presented by Lorraine Kelly – added to various previous initiatives on behalf the STV Appeal this year to bring the total to £1,913,080.

The figure is match-funded, £-for-£ by the Scottish Government and the First Minister, Alex Salmond, was among the guests at The Big Live.

The STV Appeal was launched last year by The Hunter Foundation and STV, raising almost £1.3million.

The Appeal works closely with six major Scottish charities who are recognised as well-established experts in the area of child poverty: Aberlour, Action for Children, Barnardo’s Scotland, Children 1st, Save the Children Scotland and One Parent Families Scotland.

Pic: Graeme Hunter