Lorraine Kelly puts on her walking shoes to support STV Children's Appeal

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TV favourite Lorraine Kelly is putting on her walking shoes in aid of the STV Children's Appeal as she takes on the Kiltwalk event in Edinburgh on 18 September.
Lorraine, who is a trustee of the STV Children's Appeal and has taken on many fundraising challenges for the charity in the past, will put on her tartan to join in Kiltwalk’s 'Big Stroll', a stunning 12 mile trek across the city, to raise money for children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.
Lorraine’s challenge will be sponsored by Scotch Lamb PGI and ties in with an ongoing campaign by Quality Meat Scotland to raise the profile of how quick and easy it is to cook a tasty lamb meal.
Lorraine said: “The STV Children’s Appeal is very close to my heart and I’m always up for a challenge to raise funds for such a deserving cause. This year I will dig out my walking boots, along with some tartan of course, for Kiltwalk, which will help the fight against child poverty in Scotland. A big thanks to Scotch Lamb for supporting my challenge and the fantastic work of the STV Children’s Appeal.”
“We are proud to be supporting Lorraine and the STV Children’s Appeal,” said Carol McLaren, Head of Communications with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). “The timing of the Kiltwalk coincides with our campaign to highlight how easy and quick Scotch Lamb is to cook – a perfect, nutritious meal to rustle up for the family meal after the Kiltwalk!
“We wish Lorraine and all those taking part the best of luck for a great day and our Scotch Lamb mascot will be at the event to help raise the spirits of the footsore!”
Joining Lorraine on the walk is the Scotch Lamb mascot as well as STV weatherman Sean Batty and presenter Peter Martin. Live at Five’s Hayley Matthews and her partner and son will enjoy some family fun on the Wee Wander route.
Last year, Lorraine took to the dance floor in a 24 hour ceilidh extravaganza in aid of the STV Children’s Appeal, and in 2014 the presenter danced her way across the country in Lorraine's ‘Shimmy across Scotland’, a challenge that saw her take part in as many dance and exercise classes as she could during an intense 24 hours.
Elizabeth Partyka of the STV Children’s Appeal said: “We are thrilled that Lorraine, one of our biggest supporters since we launched the Appeal five years ago, is taking on another fundraising challenge this year, and we hope that people and communities in the Edinburgh area will join in too. Whether you’re taking part in Kiltwalk or simply support by donating, you can help make a real difference to the lives of children affected by poverty right here in Scotland.”
For further information, please contact the STV press office:
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830
The STV Children’s Appeal is committed to helping children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland. The money raised by the STV Children’s Appeal helps make a real difference in the lives of Scotland’s children and young people 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.
In its first five years the Appeal has raised £11 million. This has allowed us to make 476 big and small awards to projects across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland, providing much needed support to over 59,000 children.
The charity was launched in 2011 by The Hunter Foundation and STV.  In 2013, The Wood Foundation pledged its support to the Appeal for projects in the North East.
Every single penny raised by the STV Children’s Appeal stays in Scotland and 100% of donations are spent on the children who need it most, as all overheads are met by STV and The Hunter Foundation. In 2015, the Scottish Government once again committed to match fund the first £1m raised.
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