Sunday Mail launches charity fund to mark its upcoming centenary

A FUND to help Scots charities has been set up by the Sunday Mail newspaper, to help the newspaper mark its upcoming centenary.

Says the paper, today, of its 100th birthday in two years’ time: “To mark our 100 years, we will celebrate – and support – some of Scotland’s most deserving charities through our Centenary Fund, helping them continue their vital work in Scotland’s communities.”

The announcement was made in the paper’s coverage of its annual Great Scot Awards which saw the TV production company Shed pick up the Business title.

Says the paper: “It is one of the UK’s most successful independent TV companies, ­bringing us Footballers’ Wives and Bad Girls.

“But it is school drama, Waterloo Road, now filming its eighth series, that makes Shed Productions worthy ­winners of the Great Scot business award.

“In April, Shed switched production of the show from Manchester to Greenock Academy in Inverclyde. Co-founders Ann McManus and Eileen Gallagher accepted the award.”