Children help Kirkwood Hospice with Christmas card design
Dec 7 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
CHILDREN have designed Christmas cards that will become a familiar sight to thousands of workers across Huddersfield in the coming weeks.
Pupils from local primary schools were asked to design a Christmas card for Kirkwood Hospice’s share a card scheme.
The Dalton-based charity is inviting companies to place the cards in their workplaces for staff to sign and send their season’s greetings to each other.
The charity hopes the money people save by not buying individual cards will be donated to the hospice.
The winners of the competition to design the card being sent out were Kirkheaton Primary School pupils Jack Auty and Simone Dawes.
Eight-year-old Simone impressed with her cute Robin picture while Jack, also eight, packed a lot of colourful festive images into his card design.
Staff and volunteers at the hospice picked the two youngsters as winners and both designs will feature on the charity cards.
As a thank you for their hard work the children were treated to a reindeer ride at Armitage’s Garden Centre.
The hospice’s Kate Leadbeater said: “We’ve been running this for a couple of years and we always get a very good response.
“The cards are fantastic, it’s obvious a lot of time and effort has gone into them.
“All of the money we raise will go towards helping with patient care.”
Anyone who would like a share a card can call the hospice on 01484 557911 and ask for Marie.