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SHONA ROBISON MSP CREATES CHRISTMAS CARD WITH ADDACTION DUNDEE
8 Dec 2017
LOCAL MSP PLANTS CHRISTMAS TREE IN RECOVERY GARDEN
MSP for Dundee City East, Shona Robison, is promoting the vital work carried out locally by Addaction Dundee with her annual Christmas card.
This year’s card features a photo of Ms Robison’s recent visit to the charity at the Signpost Centre, where the MSP donated a Christmas tree to Addaction’s Recovery Garden.
Addaction Dundee offers support to people in Dundee affected by drug and alcohol use, focusing on recovery. Shona Robison MSP chose to highlight the charity with this year’s Christmas card to help raise awareness of the important services Addaction offer.
The card is being produced by local Dundee printers Tradeprint, who are helping to support the seasonal campaign by covering all printing costs.
The card will be distributed to local businesses, charities, organisations and schools throughout Dundee City East in the run up to Christmas.
Commenting, Shona said: “Sending a Christmas card to so many people in the constituency is a real opportunity to highlight an important local cause, and I’m delighted to be able to help raise awareness of Addaction Dundee and the incredible service it provides.
“This time of year can be challenging for many people, whether they be experiencing financial pressures, increased heating bills, loneliness or many other issues. This can be a huge strain on people with drug and alcohol dependency, and the service that Addaction offers is an invaluable support.
“It was a pleasure to donate a Christmas tree and spread a little festive cheer at the Recovery Garden, and I’m looking forward to distributing the finished cards. We should all be grateful of Addaction’s efforts to support people in our communities.”
David Barrie, Service Manager at Addaction Dundee, added: “Christmas can be a very high risk and challenging time for many families affected by substance misuse in Dundee and throughout Scotland. There are very good support networks in Dundee. If you feel you need support, then reach out. We are here to help.”
Pictured: Shona Robison MSP (front centre) donates a Christmas tree to staff, volunteers and service users to Addaction Dundee.