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Whittington schoolgirl creates design for St Giles Hospice’s charity Christmas card

A talented Lichfield schoolgirl has created new designs for a local charity’s Christmas fundraising project.

St Giles Hospice’s Share a Card campaign lets people pick a bright and cheery A4 Christmas card and display it in their home or workplace, encouraging people to use it to leave messages for colleagues, friends and family and make a donation to the Whittington-based charity.

Among those who have designed a card is Brooklyn Morris, aged 8, from Whittington Primary School, who created a card showing Santa flying his sleigh over Christmas trees and presents.

St Giles community fundraiser Carolyn Harris with Brooklyn Morris

St Giles community fundraiser Carolyn Harris with Brooklyn Morris

Sally Wilmot, headteacher at Whittington Primary School, said: “We are delighted and very proud that Brooklyn’s design has been chosen.

“We have a lot of talented artists here and it was difficult to pick a winner, but we are thrilled for Brooklyn and delighted to support such a good local cause.”

People are encouraged to donate the money they would have spent on sending cards to colleagues by buying the St Giles Hospice cards, with all of the proceeds raised going towards the vital work the charity carries out.

Other cards in this year’s campaign were designed by Kaitlynn Dowell, aged 8, from Short Heath Junior School in Walsall and Owen Wilding, aged 8, from St Thomas More Catholic Primary School in Norton Canes.

Carolyn Harris community fundraiser at St Giles Hospice, said: “We always start getting that Christmas feeling when we see the delightful designs drawn up for our cards by local pupils.

“They love taking part in the competition and we’re always amazed by their enthusiasm and imaginative pictures.

“Companies love it too because Share a Card is a nice and easy festive way to raise money for this very worthy cause and they don’t have to pay a penny.

“Share a Card is always very popular but this year we’re hoping that more companies than ever will join the festive fun and help to support the care provided by our hospice.”

To order the cards call 01543 432538 or visiting the St Giles Hospice website.

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