Media Release: STV weatherman, Sean, takes on the Cardwell Garden Centre Plant Pot Challenge

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POPULAR STV weatherman, Sean Batty, is taking on an unique gardening challenge to raise money for the STV Children’s Appeal.

Bosses at the Cardwell Garden Centre, near Gourock have pledged to make a substantial donation to the charity if Sean can pot flowers in ten plant tubs in just 20 minutes.

And the weather forecaster is urging people to come along to Cardwell on Saturday, April 23, at 3pm to cheer him on as he takes the Cardwell Plant Pot Challenge.

Sean’s fans can then buy the plant pots he’s created – with all proceeds going to the STV Children’s Appeal.

Sean said: “I hope everyone comes down to Cardwell on Saturday to watch me literally dig for victory, being a keen gardener myself I’m really looking forward to this planting challenge.

“I’ll be getting my green fingers on and with the support and encouragement of everyone spurring me on, I’ll be going all out to win and raise money for the STV Children’s Appeal.

“We should also thank Cardwell Garden Centre for their help in organising this fundraising event and for their generous donation to the appeal.”

Paul Carmichael, Cardwell Garden Centre’s retail manager, said: “There’s nothing like a bit of flower power to help a good cause and we’ll do all we can to raise funds for the STV Children’s Appeal.

“We’ve set Sean a tough task with his Plant Pot Challenge and we hope lots of his fans come along to see him complete the task. Then we’ll be more than delighted to dig deep in our pockets to donate to The Appeal.”

In its first five years, the STV Children’s Appeal has raised £11 million with help being given to 476 good causes throughout Scotland, providing much needed support to over 59,000 children.

This year, Sean Batty is taking on four 26-mile Kiltwalks across Scotland, the Edinburgh Ten-mile Great Run, and the Pedal For Scotland 55-mile cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh, as well as visiting various communities raising money for the appeal.


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