THE charity CHAS have collected over 15,000 name tags as part of their Keep The Joy Alive campaign since the project's launch in June.

Earlier this year the Reporter revealed that CHAS, formally known as Children's Hospice Association Scotland, were launching the Keep The Joy Alive Campaign to involve the young people they support in their biggest fundraising project yet as the charity aim to double their income over the next five years.

The ‘CHAS Alphabet’ is made up of over 60 bright and beautiful letters, each with a unique story behind it relating to the designer.

The charity are now working towards collecting 15,400 name tags from people around Scotland, one for every child in the country with a life-shortening condition.

The alphabet name tags are available in sticker form and can be shared on social media and sent to the charity for them to collect.

The organisation offer support, respite and palliative care for children and young people with life-shortening illnesses along with their family.

CHAS Chief Executive, Maria McGill, said: "Sadly too many families are facing the heartbreak of losing a child without the support that only CHAS can give.

"We’re rightly proud of our new alphabet the children really were the best designers for the job and their creations perfectly capture who we are and the care we provide.

Thanks to all the children for giving us a beautiful new look."

Gordon Dickson, chairperson of CHAS, said: "For over twenty years, we have been caring for children and their families by offering palliative care, family respite and support.

"We know the difference our services have made to those families and that is why we are committed to reaching more children. It is fitting that the children we care for are at the forefront of our campaign to bring that support to more families who need it."

CHAS plan to draw on the success of the nametag campaign and will be lighting up the skies using the name tags to create a giant laser-projected rainbow later in the year.