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STV Children’s Appeal backed by West Scotland

20 December 2022

A charity improving the lives of children affected by poverty in Scotland has been given a pre-Christmas boost with a new donation from West Scotland.

STV Children’s Appeal will benefit from £1,000 through our Community Champions scheme, which supports good causes in areas where the company builds. The scheme has seen over £1.5m donated to over 5,000 charities, sports clubs and local organisations across the UK in the last two years alone.

STV Children’s Appeal was launched in 2011 to raise funds to help the one in four children and young people living in poverty in Scotland. The Appeal offers practical help like food and warm clothes, opportunities for training and employability, and social and emotional support. It works closely with leading experts in the field of child poverty, sharing knowledge and expertise with both small community groups and national charities on their experiences of addressing the challenges of child poverty in Scotland.

The cost-of-living crisis has meant that struggling families are finding it even harder to cover their monthly bills, which is negatively impacting children’s health and wellbeing. The donation will go towards helping to ensure these young people don’t go cold or hungry and that they have all the support they need for positive mental wellbeing.

Emma Jackson, Fundraising and Events Manager at STV Children’s Appeal, said:

“Thank you so much to Persimmon Homes for their £1000 donation. We work with hundreds of charities right across the country and will ensure that this money goes to those children and young people that need it most.

“Some families are struggling now more than ever and kind donations like this allow us to continue to do everything we can to help, especially during these challenging times.”

Chris Logan, West Scotland Managing Director, said:

“I’m really pleased we’re able to support STV Children’s Appeal, which does so much to improve the lives of children who are impacted by poverty.

“The cost of living crisis combined with Christmas is putting huge pressure on family budgets and the support the charity provides makes a massive difference to those who need it most.

“Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme aims to ensure we can support organisations that are the lifeblood of the communities we operate in and STV Children’s Appeal is a perfect example of that.”

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Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

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