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Moray Parliamentary Office Christmas Card Launch

Richard Lochhead MSP and Angus Robertson MP will joined CLAN Cancer Support volunteers at the charity’s Elgin Office to launch their annual Christmas Card Competition on Friday, 7th October..

This year’s card will feature CLAN Cancer Support as the nominated charity. The card design competition is open to children across Moray with entries being asked for on the theme of ‘Welcoming’. The competition has already attracted sponsorship from several Moray businesses. Each year the MSP and MP use the card to highlight the work of a charity working in Moray. Last year sponsorship raised over £1,000 for Moray Women’s Aid.

Tracy Sellar, CLAN Cancer Support Moray Area Coordinator said:

“CLAN Cancer Support is firmly committed to developing the provision of wellbeing and support services for anyone affected by cancer as close to the heart of communities as possible. Within the Moray area we have developed our services through the creation of drop-in centres across the area, reducing the need for people to travel significant distances to access our support.

“The support we receive within the communities of Moray – both in terms of raising awareness of CLAN and helping with fundraising activities – is fantastic. We hope the children enjoy taking part in the competition and we look forward to seeing the final design.”

Richard Lochhead MSP said: “This year’s Christmas Card competition is on the theme of ‘Welcoming’, which is very much a part of CLAN Cancer Support’s work with those affected by a cancer diagnosis and the family and friends who support them during that time.

“CLAN do an amazing job with the dedicated staff and volunteers at their office in Elgin and in the outreach work they do throughout the Moray area. We have had some fantastic Christmas Card designs and loads of entries from all over Moray. We have written out to Moray schools seeking entries and entries can also be sent directly to our offices at 9 Wards Road, Elgin, IV30 1NL.

Angus Robertson MP said: “We are delighted to be supporting CLAN Cancer Support as this year’s nominated charity in our Parliamentary Office Christmas Card. Over the years we have highlighted the hugely important work of a range of charities operating in Moray and generous sponsorship from local businesses has enabled substantial donations to be made to those charities as a result of the competition.

“If there are other businesses who would like to sponsor the Christmas Card Competition and, in turn, the important work of CLAN, then they should contact our office for information on 01343 551111.”

Entries to the Christmas Card Competition must reach the Parliamentary Office by midday on Friday 18th November.

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