MP launches annual card competition

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Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero has once again launched her annual school Christmas card competition and the local MP has invited every primary and infant school in Ashfield to pick up their pens, pencils, crayons and paint brushes and help design her personal Christmas card this year.

As soon as Gloria became MP she broke with the tradition of using the standard parliamentary Christmas card and instead decided to showcase the talent of local school children from across the constituency instead.

In December a panel of local judges, including Chad news editor Stephen Thirkill, will be given the tough task of having to pick out this year’s winning card.

One lucky child will then see their very own design professionally printed on the front of Gloria’s Christmas cards which will then be sent to a number of people, organisations and businesses across Ashfield and Westminster.

The competition is open to all pupils regardless of their age and for those schools with a nursery, younger children have also been invited to take part.

All designs should be submitted on white A4 paper with the name of the child and the school recorded on the back and returned to the constituency office no later than Friday 22nd November

Gloria said: “There is less than 100 days to go until Christmas and I want to give the kids and their teachers as much time as possible to think about and complete their designs.

“Last year the bar was raised even higher than ever before and I know the judges are really looking forward to seeing more amazing cards this year.”

Gloria added; “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Sutton based business Crystal Martin International. They have been incredibly generous once again and they are a credit to the local community because without their support this competition would not be possible.”