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Actress and musician Heather Peace has launched Scotland’s Biggest Tea Party for the STV Appeal. The Waterloo Road and Lip Service star is delighted to be helping the drive to help 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! STV news anchor John MacKay, left, and weatherman Sean Batty joined her for a cuppa.
"It was great to meet Heather this morning, especially as she brought lots of cakes with her - we always welcome cakes in the STV news room," John joked.
"In August I'll be holding my own tea party underwater with the sharks and Raman Bhardwaj in aid of the STV Appeal, which I'm a bit nervous about. This one was positively relaxing compared with what's to come!"
Sean added: "We didn't let a little bit of rain ruin our fun this morning! Heather came to visit us at STV to have a tea party on the Clyde but the heavens opened, so John and I came to the rescue with the giant brollies we use for outside broadcasts.
"No soggy cakes at this tea party! We had a great time and it's all for a fantastic cause. Please throw your own tea party and join in the fun."
Heather encouraged people everywhere to get baking and brewing and raise lots of money this summer.
She 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.”
The star who has spent a considerable amount of time North of the Border and has just launched her new album Fairytales, added: “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.”
RBS is also encouraging their branches to crack open the biscuits and boil 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.
STV Appeal is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, number SC042429