Messages from other supporters
Good luck Jane & Euan, Love Richard & Cath xx
Donation by Richard Scott £50.00 + £0.00 Gift Aid
Good luck @STVcaroline Keeping us all motivated, keep up the good work ;-)
Donation by kevin scott
Children should childhoods free of worries.
Donation by Steven & Helen Mincher £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
I will donate more whenever I can towards the wonderful cause that you are supporting. Kids are our future. I wish everyone involved God speed.
Donation by Anonymous £10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid
Why your donation matters
1 in 4 children in Scotland live in poverty - a shocking statistic and one which STV and The Hunter Foundation together are determined to tackle. The STV Appeal 2011: Supporting Scotland’s Children hopes to raise awareness, challenge stereotypes and bring attention to the real extent of child poverty in Scotland.
People are considered living in poverty if they live in households with less than 60% of average household income.
This is just not enough to cover basic costs ... even before extras like school trips or, perish the thought, a bit of fun. So help us help the children; donate now and remember every penny stays in Scotland and gets spent on the children. We'll cover all the STV Appeal's administration costs.
Donors have a right to refund of credit/debit payments over £100
Case study: donations in action
Shopping, cooking, cleaning - and going to school. Looking after her disabled Mum left 15-year-old Mary Anne stretched to the limit. She has officially been her main carer for the last four years. In reality she’s been helping care for her family for most of her life, including her Dad who passed away in March 2010.
Now, Mum needs round the clock care. Before school, Mary Anne has to help her get dressed for the day, make breakfast and sort out her medication. After school, she then has to make sure the dinner is on the table for the family, do any housework and collect any food shopping. She barely has time to do her homework never mind see her friends.
Fortunately The Action for Children Young Carer Project, one of the lead partners in the STV Appeal 2011, was able to give Mary Anne some time to live her own life. But according to Scottish Government figures, there are over 100,000 young carers in Scotland in similar situations to Mary Anne. You can help.