The competition was started by Rother Valley MP Alexander Stafford this year for children under the age of 11 living in Rother Valley to spread some festive cheer this Christmas. Over 300 entries were received from children across Rother Valley.
The winning design with the name and age of the winner is featured on the front of the Christmas card Alexander Stafford MP will send out to constituents and colleagues this Christmas. The winner will also receive a free family pass to Gulliver’s Valley situated in Rother Valley.
The designs of the 2 runners up are featured on the back of the card also with their names and ages. There is a poem from another child who entered printed on the inside
The overall winner of the competition is Alexander Cox aged 8 from Laughton Common School. Alexander Stafford MP was very impressed with the beautiful robin as well as the House of Commons pinnacle that is in South Anston (as the stone for Parliament comes from Rother Valley).
The two runners up are: Poppy Whomersley aged 6 from Laughton All Saints C of E Primary School & Ashleigh Spooner aged 5 from Aston. Finlay Edwards aged 7 from Swallownest got a special mention for his wonderful poem which also features in the card.
The card was also presented to Boris Johnson MP the Prime Minister who sends his congratulations to all the entries, but especially to Alexander Cox the winner.
Commenting, Alexander Stafford MP said:
“I am delighted to have received so many entries to my first ever annual Rother Valley Christmas Card Competition, which has spread so much Christmas cheer in the constituency and I would like to thank everybody who took part. A very big congratulations to Alexander, Poppy, Ashleigh and Finlay. My colleagues, the Prime Minister included, are very impressed by their designs and I am incredibly proud to represent a constituency with so much artistic talent. These cards will be sent across Rother Valley bringing some much-needed happiness at the end of such a tough year.”