STV Announces Programming Line-Up For STV Children's Appeal

Lorraine Kelly ceilidh

01 October 2015

STV has announced a huge line-up of special programmes to highlight the work of the STV Children’s Appeal and its supporters to help raise funds and create awareness of the children in Scotland who are living in poverty.

The programmes will be broadcast from Thursday 8th October and will span over two weeks, culminating in the annual live show hosted by Lorraine Kelly. Viewers will gain insight into some of the many charities and community projects throughout Scotland that are supported by the STV Children’s Appeal to see how the money raised makes a real difference in the lives of Scotland’s children.

Including highlights from Sean Batty’s Coast-to-Coast cycling challenge, Lorraine Kelly’s ceilidh challenge and the hugely successful Pedal for Scotland event, each programme will celebrate the fundraising efforts of communities and celebrities across Scotland who have supported the STV Children’s Appeal this year.

Lorraine Kelly, trustee of the STV Children’s Appeal said: “The support we’re seeing from communities across Scotland is incredible, with people, groups and local businesses up and down the country getting behind the Appeal. I’m excited to be returning to host the live show again this year and reveal how much Scotland has raised for children living in poverty.

“As always, the phone lines will be open for viewers to get behind the Appeal and I would urge everyone to give what they can to help make a real difference in the lives of Scotland’s children.”

The full line-up of programmes includes:

STV Children’s Appeal 2015 – The Launch Thursday 8th October at 20:30 on STV

The special Appeal programming kicks off with STV’s Andrea Brymer with a look at the stories of some of the children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland. These are personal stories from people who benefit from the Appeal and the reason people across Scotland have been raising money.

STV Children’s Appeal 2015 – The Kids Who Care Tuesday 13th October at 19:30 on STV

This documentary is a candid and heartfelt insight into the lives of two families where 11 year olds Dylan and Alix have taken on the responsibility of being carers after ill health has struck both of their families.

STV Children’s Appeal 2015 – Lorraine Kelly & Friends Wednesday 14th October at 20:00 on STV

The programme follows Lorraine Kelly from Dundee to Edinburgh and everywhere in between for her 24 hour ceilidh challenge in aid of the STV Children’s Appeal. Viewers will meet fundraisers from across the country raising funds to help Scotland’s children, with special guests Clanadonia and Susan Boyle.

The show will also feature highlights from some of the thousands of riders who joined in this year’s Pedal for Scotland from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

STV Children’s Appeal 2015 – Sean Batty & Friends Thursday 15th October at 20:30 on STV

STV weatherman, Sean Batty takes on a four day coast-to-coast cycle from Tarbert to Dunbar in aid of the STV Children’s Appeal. Travelling over 200 miles, Sean stops to meet and collect cheques from fundraisers along the way.

The show will also feature a remarkable 11 year old girl and quadruple amputee, Jamie Andrew who have both taken on challenges to raise funds for the STV Children’s Appeal and some of the families who will benefit from the funds raised.

STV Children’s Appeal 2015 – Live Friday 16th October from 20:00-20.30 and then at 21:00 on STV, STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh

The STV Children’s Appeal Live show returns for its fifth year with host, Lorraine Kelly reflecting on the year of fundraising. Broadcast live from Glasgow with links to Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee, the programme will highlight stories from children affected by poverty in Scotland with a special guest appearance from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels said: “Child poverty is an issue that is prevalent across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland. We are bringing viewers a fantastic line up of STV Children’s Appeal programmes that not only highlight the devastating impact poverty has on children and young people right here in Scotland but also shine a light on some of the incredible projects and fundraisers helping to change the lives of children in their local community.”