Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



The winner of Richard Lochhead’s annual Christmas Card Competition has been announced.

Lewis Mackenzie (11) is a pupil at Applegrove Primary School in Forres and his picture was chosen by the Moray MSP to front his charity Christmas card.

This year the theme was Family and Friends with Lewis drawing a family of gingerbread people enjoying Christmas dinner in front of a roaring fire and decorated Christmas tree.

The 11 year old was presented with his prize by Mr Lochhead at an assembly in the School last week.

The card is raising money for Alzheimer Scotland Moray with sponsorship having been received from Springfield Properties, Walkers, Forsyths, Baxters, Greers, Spey and Robertsons.

Commenting Mr Lochhead said:

“I received a huge amount of entries this year from across Moray and it was an extremely difficult job in picking a winner due to the high standard of artwork.  However, a winner had to be picked and I am delighted with the picture that has been chosen.  Congratulations to Lewis who is a worthy winner – his picture is bright, colourful and sums up the theme well.

“It was great to be able to surprise Lewis at the school assembly and announce that he had won.  I got a tour of the school too and saw the recent refurbishment work that has been carried out.

“This year I have received fantastic support from local businesses who have sponsored the card to raise money for Alzheimer Scotland Moray.  I am confident that we will be able to donate a large sum of money to the charity and know that it will benefit people with dementia, and their families, in Moray.”

Campbell Mair, Head of Operations at Alzheimer Scotland, said:

“We are delighted that Richard Lochhead has recognised Alzheimer Scotland’s work across Moray by choosing the charity as the beneficiary from his Christmas Card this year. 

“This support will provide an important contribution to helping Alzheimer Scotland get closer to achieving our aim – making sure that nobody faces dementia alone.”