North-east MSP joins fundraising effort

North East MSP Liam Kerr swapped parliament for Pudsey this morning
North East MSP Liam Kerr swapped parliament for Pudsey this morning

A North East MSP swapped parliament for Pudsey this morning as he joined the fundraising effort for Children in Need.

Scottish Conservative Liam Kerr was part of a local team of Round Table and Ladies Circle members who were collecting donations at Aberdeen International Airport.

The early birds started at 5am and reported a great response from travellers arriving and departing Dyce airport.

Mr Kerr, a North East Region MSP, said: “I was delighted to get involved and do my bit for such a good cause.

“There are great projects across Scotland and the wider UK that benefit from donations made by people every year – including right here in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

“We had a really good response from the public, and I know that there are events going on across the country today to raise funds.”

The group at the airport were from the Round Table Area 44 and the Ladies Circle Area 55.

Both the Round Table and Ladies Circle are official partners of Children in Need and have been collecting every year since the 1980s.

The organisations raise more than £150,000 nationally for Children in Need each year.