Abigail's festive card for Morrisons colleagues
Young Abigail Laidlaw is sharing festive cheer with 105,000 Morrisons employees after winning a competition to design their Christmas card.
Abigail’s design features Father Christmas, Rudolph and a snowman and was selected by Morrisons’ CEO David Potts following a competition with CLIC Sargent – the supermarket’s charity partner.
The youngster, 6, was supported by CLIC Sargent – the UK’s leading charity for children and young people with cancer – after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in November 2016.
Her mum, Jo Laidlaw, said: “Abigail is so pleased her design was chosen. After such a traumatic Christmas last year, we are finally looking forward to being able to enjoy time together as a family this Christmas.”
This year, every Christmas card sold at Morrisons will help the supermarket get closer to its £8million fundraising target for CLIC Sargent. Morrisons is donating £50,000 from the sale of Christmas cards to our families, so more children and young people can get the support they need when cancer strikes.
Why young cancer patients need Morrisons' support
Nobody thinks it will happen to their child. Until it does. CLIC Sargent provides the vital help to stop cancer destroying young lives. Right now, for every two families we help there is one not currently receiving the support they desperately need. We want to be there for all of them. A partnership with Morrisons will transform this:
People: we'll create a brand new team of CLIC Sargent nurses to educate other health, social care and education professionals close to families’ homes, so that they have the skills and experience to provide the best possible care for young lives against cancer.
Places: we’ll create new Home Hubs close to Specialist Treatment Hospitals, providing a welcoming environment for families to take a much needed break from the intensity of hospital.
Practical things: we'll be able to expand our financial grants to families, so that they can focus on important things like getting well. We’ll also be able to develop a groundbreaking new digital hub, giving thousands of families who we currently can’t support access to advice from healthcare professionals from the comfort of their own home.
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