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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-23671

Christmas Together Campaign

Submitted by: Anas Sarwar, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Neil Bibby, Sarah Boyack, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Bruce Crawford, Iain Gray, James Kelly, Bill Kidd, Johann Lamont, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Pauline McNeill, Colin Smyth, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance, Maureen Watt, Sandra White

That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the Christmas Together campaign; notes that this is an initiative of the Together Coalition and is taking place as part of the Great Winter Get Together from the Jo Cox Foundation; notes that in Scotland the campaign has partnered with Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland’s Kindness Call programme to pair volunteers with people who are feeling isolated, alone and in need of someone to talk to; congratulates the charities on their work to bring people together this Christmas; recognises that loneliness and isolation have increased as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and many people will be alone this Christmas, and welcomes the campaign’s aim to rekindle the community spirit that helped everyone get through the darkest days of this year and to make new connections to bring people together and reduce loneliness.