MP’s Christmas cards designers get to meet Santa

MP John Hayes with the winners of his Christmas card competition and sponsors.
MP John Hayes with the winners of his Christmas card competition and sponsors.

Artistic pupils at three Spalding area schools have earned themselves a trip to see Santa for designing the Christmas cards to be sent out by MP John Hayes.

Mr Hayes invited children from Gosberton House, The Garth School and The Priory School to enter the competition.

The winners are Eleanor Day (age five) from Gosberton House School, Reece Sammons (age 11) from The Priory School and Joshua Holmes (age five) from The Garth School.

Mr Hayes was extremely delighted with all of the entries and said it had been a very hard task to choose winners. He said: “I enjoyed looking at all of the entries, which were of a very high standard. The children, their families and the schools deserve to be very proud.” On Friday, Mr Hayes presented the winners with their cards at the Springfields Grotto and the sponsors and the sponsors also went along to congratulate them. Springfields offered winners complimentary tickets to visit the grotto.

The sponsors are Springfields Shopping Outlet, Duncan & Toplis (Mr D Gratton), Turners Fish Restaurant (Mr Philip Hall, Broadgate Builders (Mr I Canham), Moulton Bulb Company (Mr R Oldershaw), Pork Farms Group Spalding Bakery (Mrs S Fytche), Moore Thompson (Mr A Heskin), GBSG Ltd (Miss A Chesson), PSP IT Design & Development (Mr J Verde and Mr B Caruso) and Seagate Homes Ltd (Mr H King).