06 March 2015

STV Appeal is the SFO Charity Partner for 2015

SFO Members playing at STV Appeal Big Live 2014.

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra is proud to announce that its Charity Partner for its Scottish concerts in 2015 will be the STV Appeal.

STV Appeal’s achievements to date

The Appeal, now in its 5th year, has raised in excess of £8.2million to help fight child poverty in Scotland. Statistics show that around 1 in 5 children in Scotland live in poverty.

Founded in 2011 by STV and The Hunter Foundation, the money raised by the STV Appeal helps make a real difference by –

  • providing practical help like food and warm clothes;
  •  creating opportunities for training and employability; and
  •  enabling social and emotional support for those who need it most.

Reaction from the SFO and STV Appeal

Blair Parham, Musical Director and Conductor of the SFO, commenting on the announcement that the STV Appeal is the SFO charity partner for 2015, said:

“Having been involved on the night of the STV Appeal Big Live 2014, we are delighted that we can help support what is an amazing charity, throughout 2015. The orchestra has helped many charities in its past, but we felt so inspired by what the STV Appeal does we wanted to help in any way we could. We are incredibly excited to be partnering the Appeal this year and wish the very best to all those involved in raising funds for this truly worthwhile cause.”

The SFO’s Scottish concert series for the remainder of 2015 takes in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh (twice).

Elizabeth Partyka of the STV Appeal said:

“It’s fantastic that the STV Appeal has been chosen as the charity partner for the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra this year. We would like to thank everyone who gets behind the orchestra’s concerts and helps to support children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland. Fundraising for the STV Appeal 2015 is well under way and we to hope make this our best year yet.”

How you can help

To find out more about the STV Appeal and how you can help this fantastic cause, visit the Appeal website, or their Social Media sites at Twitter and Facebook.

Alternatively, contact Jules McKim at Jules.McKim@stv.tv or on 0141 300 3982.