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Cumbernauld's MSP congratulates Whitelees on Big IF song success

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 23:34 GMT on Monday, June 10th, 2013.

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CUMBERNAULD SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament, which attempts to evoke Scottish Parliamentary support for a triumph by Whitelees Primary School to have a song written by pupils played at a major London event. 

Jamie Hepburn, SNP MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, lodged the motion on 4th June and the MSP’s motion attempts to congratulate local primary school, Whitelees, for managing to get their song, ‘If You, If We, If Everyone’ played at the Big IF event, held last Saturday (8th June) in London, and on Saturday 15th June, in Belfast. 

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The MSP’s motion is supported by MSPs Nigel Don, Chic Brodie, Joan McAlpine, Stuart McMillan, Stewart Stevenson, Bill Kidd, Colin Beattie, John Wilson, Adam Ingram, Richard Lyle, Fiona McLeod, Elaine Smith, Jackie Baillie, Annabelle Ewing, Rob Gibson, Mike MacKenzie, Anne McTaggart, Gil Paterson, Colin Keir and Jean Urquhart. 

Mr Hepburn’s motion reads: “That the Parliament congratulates Whitelees Primary School in Cumbernauld on learning that its song, If You, If We, If Everyone, will be performed at the Big IF London event on 8 June 2013 and at Big IF Belfast on 15 June 2013; understands that the song was composed by pupils at the school as part of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign coordinated by a coalition of organisations, including the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), Oxfam, Islamic Relief, the Scotland Malawi Partnership and Christian Aid, to call on the G8 to ensure that there is enough food for everyone on the planet and to tackle global hunger; understands that an expected audience of 30,000 in London and 10,000 in Belfast will hear the song; recognises that this follows a similar project by Whitelees Primary School, which previously recorded a fundraising song for SCIAF about fair trade; congratulates Whitelees Primary School and its head teacher, Ann Kay, on their continued success in raising awareness of the issues of hunger across the planet, and wishes the school and the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign all the best in their efforts.”

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