Local theatres donated pantomime tickets to school-children’s winning designs
Gedling’s MP Tom Randall has unveiled the winning designs of his 2021 Christmas card competition. Tom launched his competition in October, asking local school children to submit designs.
After receiving hundreds of entries from school children across Gedling, Tom said: “Thank you to school children from across Gedling for submitting drawings to my Christmas card competition. The designs are fantastic! Judging all of them and picking a winner and runner-up has not been easy.”
The winning design was drawn by 10-year-old Annabelle who attends Killisick Junior School. Her reindeer and snowy chimney design will appear on the front of all the cards sent by Tom Randall MP to businesses, schools, community groups and residents across Gedling. The runner-up design was drawn by Thomas who attends Mapperley Plains Primary School and will appear on the inside of Tom’s 2021 Christmas card.
Both Annabelle and Thomas won tickets to pantomimes in Nottingham, kindly donated by the Theatre Royal and the Arts Theatre. Tom met both children today to hand them a signed photograph by the Prime Minister of him receiving a copy of their designs.
Tom said: “I met the Prime Minister in the House of Commons to show him Annabelle and Thomas’s designs. He was very impressed by both of them. The Prime Minister himself will be one of the many recipients of my Christmas card that includes these designs. I am very grateful to Thomas, Annabelle and all those children who entered my 2021 competition. I wish them all a happy Christmas.”