Hundreds of school children and businesses across North East Fife have been thanked for their efforts in helping local MP Stephen Gethins raise over £700 for local foodbanks.
The MP’s annual Christmas card competition saw designs flooding into the constituency office from across the area and at the end of last week the winner was unveiled as Kilmaron School pupil Hayley Carmichael.
Hayley (10) received a £120 voucher for Curry’s PC World from sponsors Scottish Power, as well as vouchers for a special ice cream treat thanks to Jannettas Gelateria in St Andrews. Her winning design was also professionally framed by Lomond Art in Cupar.
The runners-up were Taylor O’Leary of Ladybank PS and Annie MacKenzie of Newport PS, who also scooped Jannettas vouchers. Several children across North East Fife were also given highly commended letter and all who took part received a thank you letter from Mr Gethins.
Stephen Gethins MP said: “This year’s them was ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ and I was very impressed by the huge amount of thought which went into the designs. All the entries were brilliant but it was Hayley’s design that caught the eye of judge, local author and broadcaster Billy Kay. Thanks to all the children and teachers for their hard work. Thanks also to the sponsors who have helped raised over £700 for local foodbanks at one of the busiest times of the year.
Mr Gethins added:
I was delighted to meet Hayley, Taylor, Annie and all of their classmates when I presented them with their prizes. They have all done very well and I am very pleased that so many people including the Prime Minister and First Minister will get to see Hayley’s design when they receive a card.
Judge Billy Kay said:
This was such a joyous, life enhancing project to be involved in. I loved seeing all of that colourful creativity from the bairns of North East Fife, and what a great cause the food banks are to support. I’m delighted to have taken part.
All of the entries are being displayed on the walls of the constituency office in Bonnygate until after the festive season.