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Westdale Infant School pupil’s ‘roarsome’ Christmas card design wins MP’s vote


Gedling MP Tom Randall has announced that a Westdale Infant School pupil has won the competition to design his official Christmas Card for 2021.

The winning design was drawn by five-year-old Ruari who says he ‘loves dinosaurs’.

His ‘roarsome’ dinosaur hand design will appear on the front of all the cards sent by the MP to businesses, schools, community groups and residents across Gedling.

The runner-up design was drawn by Blake who attends Netherfield Primary School and will appear on the inside of Tom’s 2022 Christmas card.

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PICTURED: Gedling MP Tom Randall with Christmas Card design competition winner Ruari and family
PICTURED: Gedling MP Tom Randall with Blake, who was runner up in the design competition
The Prime Minister with Blake’s Christmas card design

The winning card has now been presented to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Both Ruari and Blake won tickets to pantomimes in Nottingham, kindly donated by the Theatre Royal and the Nottingham Arts Theatre. 

Mr Randall met both children on Monday (12) to award them the pantomime tickets and hand them a framed photograph of the Prime Minister receiving a copy of their designs.

After receiving a record number of entries from school children across Gedling, Mr Randall 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.”

“I met the Prime Minister in the House of Commons to show him the designs drawn by Ruari and Blake. 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. 

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“Judging all the entries was very difficult because the designs were so good. I am very grateful to Ruari, Blake and all those children who entered my 2022 competition and I wish them all a happy Christmas.”

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