TV favourite Lorraine Kelly has 'raised a toast' to launch the Big Scottish Breakfast, an STV Children's Appeal fundraising event to support children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.
The Big Scottish Breakfast will be held on Friday 27 October with schools, businesses and community groups across the country getting together for breakfast events to raise money for Scotland’s children.
Lorraine, who is a trustee of the STV Children's Appeal, said: "I have been a big supporter of the STV Children's Appeal since it launched six years ago and have seen first-hand the invaluable work the charity does for Scotland's children.
“We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but shamefully too many children go to school hungry. The Big Scottish Breakfast has been launched by the Appeal to help ensure children in Scotland get a good start to the day and the best start in life, and we hope to build this fantastic campaign into an annual fundraising event that children and adults can get involved with.
“You can help by organising, or going along to, a Big Scottish Breakfast event and I would love to see schools, businesses and groups right across the country join in to help us make this breakfast the most important meal of the year."
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.
Do you know or work for a school, business, sports team or community group who would like to arrange their own Big Scottish Breakfast on Friday 27th October? Why not challenge your colleagues, teachers or friends to a game of hands free cereal eating, a pancake toss challenge or some competitive toast art?
Download your school pack here
Download your individual / workplace pack here
Please drop the STV Children's Appeal Team an email if you've decided to host an event as we'd love to hear your plans - firstname.lastname@example.org