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EAST Fife FC manager John Robertson joined forces with Levenmouth councillor Alistair Hunter to back a festive appeal for the Aberlour Childcare Trust on Saturday.

The two men are asking people to buy special edition Christmas cards to help the Tartan Army Children’s Charity, which Cllr Hunter is a member of, in its bid to raise £10,000 for the Trust.

Speaking at the New Bayview launch, ahead of East Fife’s Scottish Cup tie with East Stirlingshire, former Scotland international and now Fifers’ manager Robertson said he was only too happy to help publicise the appeal.

He added: “I am absolutely delighted to assist with the Christmas appeal to raise £10,000 for under privileged children alongside the Tartan Army.

“Their work on home charities sometimes goes unnoticed but is every bit as vital and every bit as important to them.

“I for one am happy and proud to support each and every one of their initiatives to bring some Christmas cheer to our nation’s less fortunate children and I implore everyone to do as much as they can to make this appeal a success.”

The Christmas cards have been designed by Wayne Elmhirst, a designer for Marks and Spencer’s, and can be bought online at

Donations can also be made on the site to buy a specific gift for a child in the area in a bid to ensure all children have a present to open on Christmas Day.

Cllr Hunter, who is currently sporting a rather fetching moustache in aid of Movember, added: “We are delighted to be launching our £10,000 Christmas appeal with the Aberlour Childcare trust, to ensure disadvantaged children from across Scotland can share in the magic of receiving a gift or a warm winter coat this Christmas.

“We are delighted that John Robertson and East Fife FC have given their backing to our campaign to bring a little Christmas joy this year.”