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Lorraine Kelly announces 24-hour ceilidh challenge across Scotland

Lorraine Kelly announces 24-hour ceilidh challenge across Scotland

Daytime TV treasure Lorraine Kelly has announced the route for her ultimate 24-hour charity ceilidh challenge.

The Scottish star will be do-si-doing her way around the country from Dundee to Edinburgh in aid of the STV Children’s Appeal this September.

After the success of last year’s Shimmy across Scotland, which raised £100,000 for the charity, Lorraine will be joining ceilidhs and visiting groups across Scotland over an intense 24-hours of jigging and whirling.

Lorraine, who is a trustee of the STV Children’s Appeal, said: "The STV Children’s Appeal is very close to my heart and I’m always up for a challenge to raise funds for such a truly deserving cause. I’m delighted with the response to this year’s 24-hour ceilidh already.

"We’ve had groups including the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and Girlguiding Scotland signing up to host their own fundraising events and I’m looking forward to dropping in and having a wee dance with as many of the schools, organisations and individuals getting behind the Appeal as I possibly can over the non-stop 24-hours."

  (The ceilidh extravaganza begins in Dundee at 2pm on September 11)
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The ceilidh extravaganza begins in Dundee at 2pm on September 11, before Lorraine travels on to Dunfermline, Crombie, East Whitburn, Milingavie and Glasgow.

The event continues into the following day as Lorraine skips her way through Inverarnan, Perth, Stirling and Larbert before finishing up for one last reel in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens at 1:30pm, with a family friendly celebration for the final hour of ceilidh dancing on September 12.

To mark the occasion, the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) has devised a bespoke ceilidh dance for Lorraine named Kelly’s Kaper and has signed up to support Lorraine’s challenge, with branches and dance clubs throughout Scotland, England and as far as Singapore hosting events in aid of the STV Children’s Appeal.

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Jim Healy, chairman of the RSCDS, said: "Lorraine is taking on a fantastic challenge for the STV Children’s Appeal and we are very excited to do what we do best and take to the dance floor to support her.

"The STV Children’s Appeal is working hard to make a real difference for children affected by poverty in Scotland and this is a great opportunity for RSCDS branches and groups not only in Scotland, but further afield, to support this important cause."

If you’re an individual or group that would like to get involved with Lorraine Kelly’s Ceilidh Challenge in aid of the STV Children’s Appeal please get in touch.

To support Lorraine’s fundraising challenge and make a donation to the STV Children’s Appeal, you can visit Lorraine’s JustGiving page.

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