STV Children’s Appeal raised over £3.1 million for charities

Children living in poverty in Scotland will benefit from more than £3.1 million in funding from the STV Children’s Appeal.

Famous faces took part in the fundraiser, including Ewan McGregor, who surprised nine-year-old Star Wars fan Callum Martin.

Mr McGregor appeared onscreen during a phone fundraiser on Friday to send a personalized message to the boy, who said he had been struggling to make friends due to his depressive disorder. attention (ADHD) and autism.

The show is broadcast from the indoor soccer center Street Soccer in Dundee and is presented by Lorraine Kelly and Still Game star Sanjeev Kohli.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also appeared on the show to describe some of the challenges families face during the cost of living crisis.

“Every pound donated is extra special because it’s so much harder to come by,” she said.

Ms Sturgeon also confirmed the Scottish Government would continue to support the appeal.

The £3,172,589 annual total the charity donates is bringing its fundraising total to more than £32 million since 2011.

Line of Duty actor Martin Compston made an appearance as he visited the Street Soccer club in his hometown of Greenock, Inverclyde, to play football and learn more about how the charity supports young people through opportunities training and developing.

We will now begin the process of immediate distribution of these funds to the incredible charities who work tirelessly to support children and young people affected by poverty across the globe. all over ScotlandPaul Reynolds, President of STV Children’s Appeal

Paul Reynolds, president of the STV Children’s Appeal, said: “We are truly delighted to see the huge amount of money raised by the STV Children’s Appeal, especially given the difficult circumstances that so many have faced. in this year.

“The unrelenting kindness of viewers, crowdfunders, corporate partners, STV colleagues and the people of Scotland is truly commendable and something we honor every year through its calling program.

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“We will now begin the immediate process of distributing this money to the incredible charities who work tirelessly to support children and young people affected by poverty. across Scotland.

“On behalf of everyone at STV Children Appeal, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to everyone who has raised funds and donated.”

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/stv-childrens-appeal-raises-more-than-31m-for-charities-42120800.html STV Children’s Appeal raised over £3.1 million for charities

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