MND Scotland Handover

MND Scotland big winners thanks to Hamilton Accies and Parliamentarians


MND Scotland were given a late Christmas present as they received the proceeds of Christina McKelvie MSP and Margaret Ferrier MP’s Christmas card competition at the SuperSeal Stadium in Hamilton.

The competition, jointly organised by the Hamilton Parliamentarians, raised over £500 for MND Scotland. Townhill Primary School Pupil, Zak Jeffcott, scooped the main prize with his Christmas card entry selected as the final design.

The Parliamentarians were joined by Niamh Callan from MND Scotland and Lisa Kerr and Colin McGowan from Hamilton Academical Football Club at the official cheque presentation handover to the charity.

Sponsorship letters for the competition were distributed throughout the town, with Hamilton Accies contributing a substantial sum to the competition.

Commenting on the competition, Christina McKelvie MSP said:

“This money will make a real difference to those diagnosed with MND and our thanks goes to Hamilton Accies for their generous donation to the total.

“The Accies are more than just a football team – they’re a community service.  When asked, they always answer the call and my thanks again to Lisa and Colin for providing such vital help.

Margaret Ferrier MP for Rutherglen & Hamilton West added:

“We received a wide range of entries for the competition and were delighted to choose Zak as our winner.

“Despite this being a Christmas competition, the money kindly raised for MND Scotland will reach far beyond the Christmas period and have a lasting affect for this with MND.

Niamh Callan from MND Scotland, said:

“I’d like to thank Christina and Margaret for all of their support in fundraising for MND Scotland, raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and campaigning to make the lives of people affected by MND better. 

“Raising £500 from their charity Christmas card competition is absolutely fantastic. All the money raised will go towards helping MND Scotland provide practical, financial and emotional support to people affected by MND across Scotland, and fund vital research which is taking us closer to a cure for this devastating illness. I also want to extend my gratitude to Hamilton Accies Football Club for contributing to this total with an extremely generous donation.”