This wee Andrew Stephenson MP has unveiled his Christmas card for 2019. Each year Andrew runs a competition via local primary schools for pupils to design the Christmas Card. This year’s winner, Ruby Cryer Aged 11, from Blacko County Primary School was chosen form hundreds of entries from across 15 local schools. Ruby receives a prize of her choice up to the value of £150. The 2 runners up, who each receive vouchers for £50 were Beth Morgan, Aged 9 from Kelbrook Primary School, Kelbrook and Julia Celko, Aged 10 from Sacred Heart RC, Primary School, Colne.
There were also seven highly commended winners who all receive a £10 Book Token each. They were, Madiha Abbas (8), Marsden Community Primary School, Nelson, Freya Sugden (8) Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Colne, Lewis Wilcock (7), Blacko County Primary School, Blacko Ramona Brennan (6), St. Joseph’s RC Primary School, Barnoldswick, Mateusz Stefaniak (5), Holy Trinity RC Primary School, Nelson, Isabella Brindley (8), Kelbrook Primary School, Kelbrook, Sehr Ihsan (10), West Street Community Primary School, Colne.
Commenting on the Christmas card, Andrew said, “the standard of entries this year was particularly high and choosing just one winner was really difficult. I hope people will like Ruby’s design, it certainly caught my eye when judging them. I would like to thank all the schools and pupils for entering the competition. I would also like to thank this year’s sponsors, West Riding Hyundai and Businesswise Solutions without who the design or the prizes wouldn’t have been possible.”
The Christmas cards will be delivered across Pendle and at no cost to the Taxpayer.