Heather Peace launches Scotland's biggest tea party for STV appeal
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Wed 27 Jun 12 @ 13:05
Actress and musician Heather Peace with STV News anchor John MacKay and weather man Sean Batty.
Today (Wednesday 27 June 2012), actress and musician Heather Peace (Waterloo Road, Lip Service) helped launch Scotland's Biggest Tea Party on behalf of the STV Appeal, the charity committed to supporting Scotland's children and young people living in poverty.
Heather enjoyed her own little tea-party on the banks of the Clyde, proving that you can hold your tea party anywhere, rain or shine! She encouraged people everywhere to get baking and brewing and raise lots of money this summer. STV News anchor John MacKay and weather man Sean Batty also dropped in for a cuppa.
Heather, who has just released her debut album Fairytales in between her busy filming schedule for BBC's Waterloo Road, said:
"What a lovely way to raise money for a good cause! Get some friends together and have a party, bake lots of cakes, drink tea and have a laugh. And while you're at it, please donate a few pounds and send it off to the STV Appeal - every penny helps."
"I love filming in Scotland. There's a great spirit about the place and it's started to feel like my second home. I'm delighted to get involved with the STV Appeal while I'm here, which helps the thousands of children living in poverty in Scotland. So go on, whether you're at home, in the office, at school, having a picnic or even out on a building site - get the kettle on and help make a difference."
Elizabeth Partyka, Deputy Director of Channels at STV said:
"There are tea parties taking place across the whole of Scotland and if everyone who has a cuppa donates even just a pound, this will have a huge impact. Just £5 will buy a child breakfast for a week; £10 can buy a duvet to help keep a child warm at night. It doesn't take much to make a difference - so please, throw a tea party, have some fun and know that you are helping the thousands of vulnerable children living in Scotland today."
Also joining in the tea party fun - STV News anchor John MacKay and STV News sports reporter, Raman Bhardwaj are having an underwater tea party with the sharks at Deep Sea World in August; and every single branch of RBS is cracking open the biscuits and boiling up the kettle to help raise funds for the Appeal.
Calling all schools, community groups, businesses, friends and families - join in with Scotland's Biggest Tea Party this summer for the STV Appeal. More info and Tea Party Packs can be found here: www.stv.tv/appeal.
The STV Appeal was launched in 2011 by The Hunter Foundation and STV, and in its inaugural year raised almost £1.3m. The STV Appeal spends 100% of the money raised on the kids who most need it. Every single penny raised stays in Scotland. And as in 2011, the Scottish Government has once again committed to match funding the total amount raised.
Lidl Scotland is supporting the STV Appeal 2012 and has produced special packs of caramel shortcake, with 10p from each pack going directly to the charity. Brewhaha Tea are kindly donating 10p from every pack of All Day Tea sold.