Card is set to impress

Christmas card winner SUS-151120-102849001
Christmas card winner SUS-151120-102849001

Artwork by St Mary’s School pupil Adam will be arriving through letterboxes this Christmas.

Adam’s colourful picture of three snowmen was chosen as the winning design in a competition organised by local solicitors Gaby Hardwicke who asked the children at St Mary’s school and college in Wrestwood Road to design a Christmas card for them to send out to their clients this year.

The children did an amazing job with over 30 entries being received by Gaby Hardwicke to be judged.

David Young from Gaby Hardwicke attended a special assembly at the school last week and announced the winner.

In first place was Adam who designed a very pretty card with three snowmen on, which will be used as this year’s Christmas card. The runner up was Graham who designed a beautiful winter scene.

As a thank you for all the effort the put in by the children Gaby Hardwicke made a generous donation of £500 to St Mary’s School.

St Mary’s was founded in 1922 as a special school for disabled children by medical professionals who wanted to provide the best possible start for young people who then had few opportunities to access education with support.

They provide residential education and therapy for children and young people aged 7 – 19 who have severe speech, language and/or communication difficulties. Almost without exception, the children and young people also have complex needs which may include medical issues, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

St Mary’s School and College is part of The Talking Trust, is a children’s charity and as such receives no grants or donations from Local Government . It receives some funding from Central Government.

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