STV Children's Appeal

Optical Express  have been supporting the STV Children’s Appeal from when it launched in 2011 and since then, the STV Appeal has raised more than £20m for children living in poverty in Scotland.

Our support incorporates fundraising across more than 40 clinics in Scotland and at Optical Express offices in Glasgow and Cumbernauld.

Each year, hundreds of colleagues from all aspects of the business take part in a month of fundraising and teambuilding activities which included organising initiatives such as The Big Scottish Breakfast, team challenge games, dress down Fridays, raffles, bake sales and more.

This year, our colleagues raised £15,000 throughout the month of September.

Once again, Optical Express provided a fully staffed call centre where our staff volunteered their time to process telephone donations from viewers watching the live STV Children’s Appeal TV show hosted by Lorraine Kelly.

The STV Children’s Appeal work with a network of charities across Scotland, supporting one in four children living in poverty.

The total raised for the charities supported by the STV Children’s Appeal in 2019, was £2,561,732.