Who We Help

With your help we can make a positive difference to the lives of children living in poverty in Scotland.

Find out what we’re doing to help children in your area

Annual report 2020

Details of how your donations and support to STV Children’s Appeal made a difference in 2020 to children all over Scotland.

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Year end report 2020 STV Children's Appeal

John’s story

“I couldn’t have done it without them. It’s taken the stress out of Christmas and made it really special for Calum.”

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Sarah’s story

“It’s embarrassing have to ask for help. That word, poverty – there’s so much stigma around it… You want to make sure your kids have toys and their dinner.”

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Hazel’s story

Hazel has had a tough year losing both her grandparents, transitioning from primary to secondary school and then the impact of lockdown. Funding from STV Children’s Appeal has provided support to get through these difficulties and to grow in self-confidence.

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Ross’ story

Autistic and non-verbal, Ross loves to run and play on his bike. But he’s struggled to understand what lockdown is and why his usual activities have had to be cancelled. Thanks to funding from STV Children’s Appeal, Ross and mum Carol have been thrown a lifeline.

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Interim report 2020

The first six months of 2020 has been unprecedented. Children, young people and families who were just coping before Covid-19 have been pushed into deeper levels of poverty. However thanks to the generosity of donors and fundraisers, STV Children’s Appeal has risen to the challenge and provided vital support.

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Interim report 2020