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For immediate release Tuesday 7 February 2017

SALMOND HAILS LOCAL CAMPAIGN TO "RECOGNISE BRAVE ROSIE CARR"

OVER 200 PEOPLE ATTENDED RAISING MORE THAN £9,300 FOR THE ANTHONY NOLAN TRUST

MP for Gordon, Alex Salmond, has pledged his support for a local campaign to recognise the bravery of Ellon youngster and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) survivor, 21-year-old Rosie Carr, in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust.

At the age of 18, Rosie was diagnosed with ALL, an aggressive form of blood cancer which usually affects young children. 

The fundraiser, set up by family friend, Scott Baxter, included a quiz, performances from local performers Andreas Misacas and Marc Culley, and a raffle with prizes donated from businesses in the Ellon area, including a bottle of House of Commons whisky signed by Mr Salmond. 

On the night, more than 200 people packed out the New Inn on Saturday, February 4, raising more than £9,300. 

Mr Salmond said: 

"It is truly inspirational to hear of the bravery, positivity and maturity with which Rosie faced up to her illness, and even more so to hear that she continues to spread the work of the Anthony Nolan Foundation which played such an important role in her recovery. 

"I have no doubt that the fundraiser set up by Mr Baxter was a tremendous success, and that proceeds will go to ensuring that Rosie's story is one of many.

"The effects of cancer are not only felt by the sufferer, but it is within themselves that the battle takes place. We should recognise brave Rosie Carr and get behind this fundraiser to show that her community is behind her as she looks towards a future made possible by the excellent work of the Anthony Nolan Foundation." 

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Donations can still be made by following this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Awholelottarosie