by Kathryn Wylie
Well known faces and celebrities across Scotland are donning their tartan in aid of a children’s charity for the first time today, and encourage Scots to get involved
The first ever Children, will see presenters, MSP’s. children and adults across the country add a little tartan their day in aid of suffering children in Scotland.
Football commentator Gerry McCulloch supporting the cause today said: ” Wearing a kilt around the office has been a great laugh- we should do it more often. I hope our involvement can help bring awareness to Children 1st and the important work they do.”
Also sporting tartan for the cause are MSP’s including Annabel Goldie, Iain Gray and Maureen Watt. John Mackay and Sean Batty presenters for STV backed the charity by posing in their kilts for a photo shoot in Glasgow today.
Media personality Kaye Adams supported the cause saying: “Many children endure traumas most of us couldn’t imagine. Children 1st’s work covers many different areas from helping children using therapeutic play and art therapy, to providing essential support to families under stress.”
The new national fund raiser is set to coincide with the celebration of St Andrew’s Day this weekend and encourages people to get involved, from dressing up in tartan for the day- to organising their own fund raising event. Many schools and organisations will be holding event such as Kilt Idol, Kilteoke and Scotland themed quiz night.
Children 1st, the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, has been running for 120 years and aim to use their skills to help children overcome the difficulties in their lives. Public support and funding is vital to their work. In the future the event will fall on the Friday nearest St Andrews day every year.
It is not too late to get involved, for more information or a fundraising pack visit http://www.children1sr.org.uk or call 0131 446 2300.