Easter card design contest fun for Hartlepool kids

Elaine McAllister with a selection of Easter card designs at Sainsbury's Middle Warren.

Elaine McAllister with a selection of Easter card designs at Sainsbury's Middle Warren.

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DOZENS of creative kids put pen to paper to make these colourful designs with one lucky youngster having their entry transformed into a charity Easter card.

The winning card, voted by shoppers at Sainsbury’s Middle Warren, will then be sold in store with every penny raised being donated to the store’s nominated charity of the year, Miles for Men.

More than 50 Year 5 pupils at Throston Primary School, in Hartlepool, spent the afternoon in the classroom designing their very own Easter cards.

Those entries are now all in and it’s down to the parents and supermarket shoppers to decide the winner.

The competition is being run by Sainsbury’s Middle Warren in partnership with the Ords Group and is being supported by the Hartlepool Mail.

The hard work of the children is now on show for all to see as the cards have been put on display in the supermarket, in the Bishop Cuthbert estate.

And shoppers are being urged to vote for their favourite in-store.

Kate Moore, Year 5 teacher at Throston Primary School, in Flint Walk, said: “We had a fantastic response from the children and they have absolutely loved the opportunity to take part in this competition.

“They were really excited to design their card and the standard of entry was fantastic. I wouldn’t like to be the one who had to pick a winner, they’re all great.”

Year 5 pupil Lewis Lundrigen, nine, said: “I’m really pleased with my card.

“I enjoyed designing it. It would be brilliant if I won.”

Classmate Leila Sharp, 10, added: “It’s really exciting that all of our cards are on display in a supermarket so everyone can see them.”

The deadline for people to vote for their favourite is next Thursday, March 20, and voting forms are available in the store. The winning design will then be transformed into a card thanks to Ords Group, the stationary and printing firm based in Avenue Road, Hartlepool.

Tracie Bestford, PR ambassador at Sainsbury’s Middle Warren, said: “It’s a lovely competition, we’re delighted to be part of it.”