Shinfield students spread messages of Christmas cheer to seniors with card designs

FOUR art students from a school in Shinfield have won a Christmas card contest to help spread holiday cheer throughout the borough.

Students from Shinfield St Mary’s CE Junior School have created designs which will be distributed on 500 cards by The Link Visiting Scheme.

The association fights against loneliness through friendship.

The four winners were Amber Jones (8), Samuel Hiscock (9), Luna Slone (9) and Grace Tyler (7) and all received their framed cards and a Love2Shop voucher.

Principal Philippa Chan thanked David Wilson Homes for sponsoring this year’s Christmas card design competition.

“I am impressed with the quality of the designs and we hope the recipients of the cards will enjoy displaying them this joyful season,” she said.

Katie Brook attended the presentation at Shinfield St Mary’s CE Primary School on behalf of The Link Visiting Scheme.

She accepted the 500 Christmas cards from the students, which will then be given to the inhabitants.

Ms Brook said: ‘We are focusing on supporting older people who are alone over the Christmas period and on Christmas day.

“We know they will be thrilled with these wonderful cards,” she said. “It’s another reminder that they are not forgotten, which is especially important after these difficult 18 months.”

The competition was organized by the borough council.

Rob Allen, Sales Manager at David Wilson Homes Southern, said it was a pleasure to team up with the Borough Council and The Link Visiting Scheme.

“Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it’s important to think of those who might be lonely during the holidays and the charity provides a great support network for those in need of friendship,” a- he declared.

Mr. Allen thanked all the students who participated in the Christmas card contest.

“We hope they take great pride in knowing that they have helped spread holiday cheer in their local community,” he added.

Mika R. Pyle