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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 May 2006, 11:49 GMT 12:49 UK
Red letter day for Glasgow writer
Shaun Donnachie
Shaun Donnachie, in Sighthill, is the UK's young letter writer of the year
A schoolboy who wrote to Sharon Osbourne about his father's battle with cancer has been named young letter writer of the year.

Shaun Donnachie, 10, from Sighthill, Glasgow, was picked from 50,000 entrants to the Royal Mail competition.

Former Celtic captain Tom Boyd presented Shaun with a 4,500 holiday in Florida and 500 for his school.

His letter detiled the impact his father's cancer, which is now in remission, had on his family.

Jessie McBrearty, head of Shaun's school St Stephen's Primary, said: "We are highly delighted Shaun has won this top award.

"His letter was written at a particularly difficult time both for him and his family.

"It is a great example to all of us of the power of letter writing."

Julie Morrison, of the Royal Mail in Scotland, added: "Every year, we are extremely impressed by the range of topics and feelings expressed in the entries.

"It demonstrates how talented and expressive children can be in their writing."

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