Christmas Card aims to promote and support local Foodbank

2013 card designer Louis Russell – now 2014 competition is open.

Moray’s Parliamentarians are once again calling on young people in the region to design their official Christmas Card on the theme of ‘Giving for Christmas’.

Angus Robertson MP and his Holyrood colleague Richard Lochhead MSP say that the card this year will highlight the work being undertaken by the Moray Foodbank, run by Community Food Moray.

The card will encourage donations not just for food but financial assistance in support of the running costs such as the buildings and vehicles the service uses.

Volunteers are also constantly sought by the Foodbank to donate their time throughout the year.

Mr Lochhead said: “Christmas is a time for giving, not just presents but care and support to those who are less fortunate.

“This year our Christmas Card competition is on the theme of ‘Giving at Christmas’ and tied to that theme we are promoting the work of the Moray Foodbank and that care and support the foodbank volunteers provide to people in times of crisis.

“I am very much looking forward to seeing the competition entries and choosing a winner. I would encourage as many young people as possible to get creative and send their entries in!”

The Christmas Card competition is open to children up to the age of 12. Entries must be submitted by post to Moray Parliamentary Office, 9 Wards Road, Elgin, IV30 1NL by Wednesday, December 3.

Angus Robertson said: “Many of us will be looking forward to a happy and relaxing Christmas but for others it will be a difficult time, especially for those who are struggling to buy food and that is where organisations like Moray Foodbank play such an important role.

“Charity volunteering is one of the best gifts someone can give and Moray Foodbank volunteers do a fantastic job supporting people who are having a really tough time.

“Our Christmas Card will highlight this vital work in Moray and hopefully encourage people to donate not just food but time and money to the Foodbank to help support their work in our community.”

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