Search is on for Angus ambassadors to fund-raise for the STV Appeal

Pic Courtesy STV Press Office, '27.11.14. Nicholas McDonald launching The STV Appeal Schools Programme'with ex classmates at St Aidan's High School, Wishaw.'pupils MichaelHawthorne, 17 & Shannon McAleavey 17, 'also with school head teach Tony Rooney''Claire Henry | PR Executive | Tel: 0141 300 3417 | Fax: 0141 300 3267 | Mobile: 07850 710421'email: claire.henry@stv.tv 'Eleanor Marshall | PR and communications manager | 'Claire Henry Tel: 0141 300 3670 | Mobile: 07803 970 143 'email: eleanor.marshall@stv.tv | website: www.stv.tv | Twitter: @STVPress 'STV | Pacific Quay  Glasgow G51 1PQ  switchboard: 0141 300 3000 ''                    Graeme oHunter Pictures,'" Sunnybank Cottages " 117 Waterside Rd, 'Carmunnock, Glasgow. U.K.  G76 9DU. ' t.01416444564 m.07811946280 'e.graemehunter@mac.com

Pic Courtesy STV Press Office, '27.11.14. Nicholas McDonald launching The STV Appeal Schools Programme'with ex classmates at St Aidan's High School, Wishaw.'pupils MichaelHawthorne, 17 & Shannon McAleavey 17, 'also with school head teach Tony Rooney''Claire Henry | PR Executive | Tel: 0141 300 3417 | Fax: 0141 300 3267 | Mobile: 07850 710421'email: claire.henry@stv.tv 'Eleanor Marshall | PR and communications manager | 'Claire Henry Tel: 0141 300 3670 | Mobile: 07803 970 143 'email: eleanor.marshall@stv.tv | website: www.stv.tv | Twitter: @STVPress 'STV | Pacific Quay Glasgow G51 1PQ switchboard: 0141 300 3000 '' Graeme oHunter Pictures,'" Sunnybank Cottages " 117 Waterside Rd, 'Carmunnock, Glasgow. U.K. G76 9DU. ' t.01416444564 m.07811946280 'e.graemehunter@mac.com

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The search for Angus STV Appeal Ambassadors has been boosted by former X Factor star Nicholas McDonald.

The STV Appeal team and Nicholas are seeking pupils from across Scotland to become ambassadors, which will see them champion fund-raising and help join the fight against child poverty. Since launch in 2011, the STV Appeal has raised over £8.2 million with 297 big and small grants distributed to projects across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland.

STV Appeal Ambassadors will be at the forefront of fund-raising activity in Angus. The STV Appeal’s success depends on awareness and funding and a schools ambassador can make this happen by developing their own charitable initiatives.

There will be a chance to appear on the STV Appeal live show later in 2015 to present a fund-raising cheque. Every ambassador will receive a unique certificate of achievement from STV Appeal trustees Sir Tom Hunter and Rob Woodward, chief executive of STV, confirming involvement in the programme. STV Appeal Ambassadors will be invited to visit STV studios to meet the rest of the team and share experiences.

Elizabeth Partyka, of the STV Appeal, said: “Becoming an STV Appeal Ambassador is a great opportunity for school pupils who want to get involved in fund-raising and help in the fight against child poverty. Nicholas McDonald is a fantastic ambassador for the Appeal and will work with schools to encourage young Scots from across the country to get involved in 2015 and play a vital role in the STV Appeal activity.”

Nicholas added: “I was very flattered to be asked to launch the STV Appeal schools ambassador programme. This is a fantastic chance for pupils and students to engage in organising, managing and even taking part in charitable events. This programme will encourage the pupils to be more aware of what is going on in their local community and now they have the opportunity to help.”

To get your school involved, contact Jules McKim on 0141 3003982 or email jules.mckim@stv.tv