Here are the winners of our Xmas Cards For Kids contest with proceeds going to gifts for children living with cancer
THESE are the winners of our amazing Xmas Cards For Kids contest – and when you buy the designs, the proceeds will go towards gifts for children living with cancer.
We were inundated with fantastic drawings by talented young artists across the country in hopes that theirs would be turned into a limited edition Christmas card.
Our youngest winner — in the under-five category — is Monty Stuart, of Lytham, Lancs, who said to his proud mother Helen, ‘I want to make poor children laugh’Credit: Richard Walker
The three winners were chosen by a jury, including Blue Peter star Konnie HuqCredit: Rex
The three winners were chosen by a jury including Blue Peter star Konnie Huq, 46, and TV host Gaby Roslin, 57 — and this week the cards were bundled in packs of 12, courtesy of printed.com.
They will be available from the end of November in the stores of our campaign partner Young Lives vs Cancer and now on the website.
Every cent raised will go towards buying gifts for children staying at the charity’s Homes from Home — where young patients and their families can stay during grueling treatment.
Last night, Young Lives vs Cancer Ambassador Gaby said, “I am so proud to be a judge for this wonderful competition.
“I have seen with my own eyes what the charity is doing.
“It’s great to think that kids have designed cards to buy gifts for other kids living with cancer. I can’t wait to order mine.”
Our youngest winner – in the under-five category – is Monty Stuart, of Lytham, Lancs, who told his proud mother Helen, “I want to make poor children smile.”
Helen, a 39-year-old teacher, said: “Monty’s father Tom and I have spoken with our children about the importance of helping others, especially at Christmas.”
The champion of the six to ten year old category was Siobhan Khan, ten, from Edgware, north London.
Proud mother Miruna, 40, who volunteers for Oxfam, told us: “The map shows me and Siobhan skating on a frozen lake, while the houses on our street are lit up.
“We are so proud of her. She is always thinking of others.”
How to buy the winning cards?
OUR winning tickets can be reserved from the end of November on the Young Lives vs Cancer website at shop.younglivesvscancer.org.uk and at any of the charity’s 13 stores across the country.
Packs contain 12 cards and envelopes – four of each of the winning designs – and cost just £4 per pack, with all proceeds going to buy toys for children with cancer this Christmas.
Cards ship on November 29 and arrive in two to three days – plenty of time for you to write and send to your loved ones this Christmas.
The Young Lives vs Cancer charity shops are located in the following locations: Bridgwater, Clevedon, Wells and Yeovil in Somerset; Downend, Fishponds, Staple Hill and Keynsham in Bristol; Exeter, Newton Abbot and Tiverton in Devon; Saltash in Cornwall; and Gloucester.
Hannah Keeling, 14, of Stoke on Trent, was the winner in the 11 to 16 category.
Mother Katie, 43, explains: “Hannah’s card shows a star of hope and it took her three hours to make.
“When we heard that Hannah had won, she couldn’t wait to tell her friends.
“Christmas cards are such a beautiful tradition, much more personal than a text message.
“I hope all your readers buy many of the cards for such a good cause.”
The champion of the age group six to ten was Siobhan Khan, ten, of Edgware, North LondonCredit: Oliver Dixon
Hannah Keeling, 14, from Stoke on Trent, was the winner in the 11 to 16 categoryCredit: Paul Tonge
This is how you can donate
TO support the day-to-day running of Young Lives vs Cancer’s Homes From Home, visit younglivesvscancer.org.uk/cardsforkids.
Or text: GIVE 5 to 70025 to give £5; GIVE 10 to 70025 to give £10; GIVE 20 to 70025 to give £20
Or call: 0300 330 0803 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Or send a check payable to “Young Lives vs Cancer” with your name and address to: The Sun on Sunday Christmas Cards for Kids, Young Lives vs Cancer Campaign, 126 Fairlie Road, Slough SL1 4PY. Please put a stamp on the envelope.
Conditions: As a supporter of Young Lives vs Cancer, you will receive call and post updates and news about calls.
You can change how you hear from the charity by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0300 330 0803.
Texting costs a donation amount plus one standard network rate message.
Young Lives vs Cancer will receive 100 percent of your donation.
To unsubscribe from calls text NOCALL CLIC to 78866. To unsubscribe from SMS text NOSMS CLIC to 78866.
Texts are charged at your network’s standard messaging charges.
If you have any questions, call Young Lives vs Cancer on 0300 330 0803.
Registered Charity Number 1107328 and Registered in Scotland SC039857.
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