STV Weatherman To Fundraise With Schools Across Scotland For STV Appeal


16th March 2016

STV weatherman Sean Batty is set to head back to the classroom to raise funds for STV Children’s Appeal 2017.

Sean is looking for primary and secondary schools in South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, Fife, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Stirling and Glasgow to visit on 15th to 19th May that will each organise a fundraising event to help children and young people in Scotland affected by poverty.

To get involved with ‘Back to school with Sean Batty’, the fundraisers could be a sports day, egg and spoon race, bake sale, super hero day or dressing up day, teach Sean a subject or another creative idea to raise money for Scotland’s children.

A number of schools will be visited by Sean each day across five days of fundraising throughout Scotland and will be filmed for STV Children’s Appeal programming.

STV’s Sean Batty said: “I have been a long time supporter and fundraiser for the STV Children’s Appeal. In the past, I have cycled across the Western Isles, Northern Isles, competed in highland games, sporting events, baking contests, taken part in community challenges and climbed Ben Nevis. On all of these past challenges, I have been joined by incredible supporters from communities all over Scotland, and this year I’m looking forward to meet many more fundraising champions.”

Elizabeth Partyka, of the STV Children’s Appeal, said: “Sean is a fantastic ambassador for the Appeal and we wish him luck on his fundraising tour of Scottish schools. The STV Children’s Appeal is making a real difference in the lives of children throughout Scotland and it’s fantastic to engage with communities and get local children involved in the fundraising.”

Sean’s tour of Scotland’s schools will include:

• 15th May – South Lanarkshire morning, North Lanarkshire afternoon

• 16th May – Fife

• 17th May – Renfrewshire morning, East Renfrewshire afternoon

• 18th May – Stirling area

• 19th May – Glasgow Area

Since launching in 2011, the STV Children's Appeal has raised over £13.7 million, with 722 big and small grants distributed to projects across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland, providing much needed support to over 62,000 children. The money raised is distributed to provide practical help like food and warm clothes; create opportunities for training and employability; and enable social and emotional support for those who need it most.

If your school would like to get involved with ‘Back to school with Sean Batty’ this May and help raise funds for the STV Children’s Appeal, please get in touch with Mari Slavin on To or to support Sean's fundraising challenge and make a donation to the STV Children’s Appeal, visit the website