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STV Appeal 2012 breaks two million pounds milestone with sale of Jack Vettriano painting

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Proceeds from the sale of a Jack Vettriano painting have helped the STV Appeal 2012 reach an amazing two million pounds milestone.
 
The painting, Night-Time Rituals II, was auctioned at the Great Scot Awards in London last night (27th November 2012), and was purchased for an incredible £35,000 by Sir Tom Hunter, Trustee of the STV Appeal.
 
The STV Appeal 2012 raises money for children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland. In 2011 and 2012, the Scottish Government committed to match fund up to one million pounds of the total amount raised.
 
Jack Vettriano, said: “I was shocked to hear the statistic that 220,000 children in Scotland are living in poverty and I am pleased to be able to make a contribution to the STV Appeal by donating this painting.
 
“Night-Time Rituals explores a theme to which I like to return from time to time – it’s about creating an atmosphere of anticipation and indulging in those rare moments where all your senses collide.”
 
Rob Woodward, STV CEO and trustee of the STV Appeal, said: “The fact an artist as renowned as Jack Vettriano chose the STV Appeal to donate the proceeds of his acclaimed work is fantastic, and enabling us to reach the landmark figure of two million pounds is an amazing achievement.
 
“With every penny raised staying in Scotland, the STV Appeal can help even more vulnerable young people through the inspirational projects it is supporting across Scotland."
 
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:-
Lauren Ferson
0141 300 3290 / 07921 494 654
lauren.ferson@stv.tv
 
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv