STV Children's Appeal and the Trades House Announce New Charity
Representatives from the STV Children's
Appeal and the Trades House of Glasgow joined together today to
announce a new charity funding partnership.
STV sports presenter Sheelagh McLaren, Keith Brown from Trades
House, children from the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation's Buoyed Up
programme and founder Laurence Brady gathered at STV in Glasgow to
celebrate the new partnership. It will involve the STV Children's
Appeal contributing funds to organisations that have applied for
help from the Trades House Commonweal Fund.
As part of the launch, a £2,250 cheque from the STV Children's
Appeal and the Trades House of Glasgow was presented to the Sir
Thomas Lipton Foundation to fund spaces on the Buoyed Up programme
starting in August.
This year, the programme involved more than 100 primary 6 students
from Chirnsyde, Saracen and St Monica's primary schools who studied
a classroom topic on the life of Sir Thomas and what it means to be
an entrepreneur and completed a five day sailing challenge with
Laurence Brady, founder of the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation said:
"It's great to receive support from the STV Children's Appeal and
the Trade's House of Glasgow. Through Buoyed Up we hope to raise
the aspirations of a new generation and offer them a fresh
perspective and a real incentive to work hard to seize
opportunities in life. I am sure Sir Thomas would be proud of the
connection Buoyed Up has made with the city as well as with sailing
Sheelagh McLaren, sports presenter for STV said: "The number of
children affected by poverty in Glasgow is a concern for people
across the city, however there are great projects in the area like
the Buoyed Up programme that are helping to make a positive change
within the community.
"I'm pleased to help highlight the work that the STV Children's
Appeal and Trades House are doing to help improve the lives of
young people in Scotland and make a bigger difference through
Keith Brown, Collector of the Trades House of Glasgow said:
"Across the country, 220,000 children live in poverty and figures
from the Campaign to End Child Poverty* show that Glasgow has the
highest rate of child poverty in Scotland, affecting a third of
young people in the area.
"Trades House is committed to improving the lives of Glaswegians
through our Commonweal Fund. Our partnership with the STV
Children's Appeal is a fantastic way to boost support for projects
that help improve the lives of young people affected by poverty in
Other charities and projects who will receive funding this month
include Clic Sargent (£2,500), Move On (£3000) and the Glasgow
Children's Holiday Scheme (£2000).