Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Eyres Monsell Christmas card competition - Merry Christmas!

Over the past week or so my colleague Councillor Virginia Cleaver and I have been delivering our Christmas card across Eyres Monsell.

This year we organised a competition with local schools for pupils to design our card.

Rolleston Primary School pupil Hayan Omar (age 6) created the winning design. Two runners up were also selected; Jodi Bullen (age 10) of Eyres MonsellPrimary School and Aoife Sweeney (age 8) of also of Rolleston Primary School. Over 100 entries were received for the councillor’s competition.

Printing of the cards has been supported by Clockwise, Leicester and Leicestershire’s local credit union. Clockwise offers safe savings, affordable loans and friendly banking. Credit unions are a socially responsible alternative to payday loan companies and other finance providers. Clockwise also offers people support with household finances and budget planning, recognising that more and more people are seeing a squeeze on their household budgets. As a credit union, Clockwise is owned by its members and is a not-for-profit co-operative.

All of the entries were really good and captured the festive spirit. The winning design and runners-up are excellent and the pupils should be very proud of their work. We wanted to showcase and celebrate the talent of local school children on our Christmas card this year and the end result looks fantastic. I want to thank all the pupils who entered and our local primary schools for taking part in the competition.”

We are also grateful to Clockwise Credit Union for their support of our Christmas card competition. Credit unions like Clockwise do a really important job providing finance products that are fair and ethical and offer alternatives to payday loans. Encouraging fair finance and tackling household debt is an important priority for us.

The winning design by Hayan Omar, aged 6.

The runners-up, Jodi Bullen & Aoife Sweeney.

Leicester Mercury coverage of our
Eyres Monsell Christmas card competition.