Amy Macdonald’s 'gigathon' raises £10,000 for the STV Appeal

Amy Macdonald completed an incredible gigathon on Tuesday June 12, performing five shows in one day, across Scotland, to raise money for the STV Appeal.

Despite being exhausted by the end of the run, with the final show taking place in Glasgow’s SWG3, Amy’s efforts were well worth it, as she raised a whopping £10,000 for charity.

That money will now be match funded by the Scottish Government, bringing the total to a massive £20,000.

Before heading off to perform at her first festivals of the summer this weekend, Amy popped into STV to present STV Chief Executive Rob Woodward with the cheque.

The 24-year-old said: “Doing the five gigs in a day on Tuesday was such a great experience. It felt like everyone was in it together for such an important cause and I just want to say a huge thanks to all the people who came out to support us at very unusual times of the day for a gig!

“We raised £10,000 on the day, and every single penny will go towards the STV Appeal, helping young people living in poverty in Scotland. I also got to road-test some new album tracks, which was brilliant. I may do all my tours like this from now on!”

Rob Woodward said: “What a success! I am absolutely thrilled that Amy has raised so much money for the STV Appeal 2012 - and what a novel way to do it. The money raised will go directly to the children in Scotland who need it most, and with match funding from the Scottish Government, this really is a fantastic achievement.”  

Amy managed to sneak in a much-needed day off yesterday, but admitted she had little time to do anything other than wash her clothes and pack them again.

But life on the road is clearly paying off for the talented singer as her third album, Life in A Beautiful Light, was released on Monday and is currently competing with Gary Barlow and Usher for the top chart position. It has also been in the Top 10 on iTunes in 13 different countries this week.

Amy will return to Glasgow in September for an extra special performance on the STV Appeal show.

For more information and to get involved with the STV Appeal, please visit www.stv.tv/appeal.

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