04 DEC 2015

Constituency Christmas Card

I asked children from local primary schools to enter a competition to design my local Christmas card. Eight local schools entered the competition, and the entries were judged by Dover's Mayor Chris Precious, Deal's Mayor Adrian Friend along with the Chairman of Dover District Council Sue Chandler. All local state primary schools were asked if they wanted to participate.

Sophia Moses, 6, from Eastry Church of England Primary School had her card chosen as the winning design. The three runners up; Kiki Dempsey, 9, from Priory Fields School, Eleanor Williams, 10, from Vale View Primary School and Alfie Holloway, 5, from The Downs Church of England Primary School have their designs printed on the back of my card.

There were so many brilliant designs entered into the competition this year, the judges really had their work cut out. However, Sophia, Kiki, Eleanor and Alfie's cards really stood out. I'm looking forward to sending out Sophia's design locally with my Christmas message this year.

I want to thank everyone who put such hard work in entering such wonderful designs into the competition, and to our Deal and Dover Mayors, along with the Chairman of Dover District Council for taking the time to act as judges.

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