Nottingham care home wins charity’s Christmas card design competition

20 October 2016

The team at Holme Lodge holding up their winning designThe people who live at Holme Lodge residential service in Nottingham were thrilled when their artwork was picked to be the official Christmas card of leading global charity, Leonard Cheshire Disability.

One and a half thousand votes were cast by the public and Holme Lodge’s Christmas card design came top, after taking more than a third of the total votes.

It also beat over a hundred submissions from Leonard Cheshire services to make it onto the shortlist for the voting.

The winning design was a white Christmas tree painted onto a black background, titled ‘Bright Star’.

Jonathan Tuckwood, who uses the service, said:

‘Everyone was involved. We all used our fingerprints.

‘I think it’s wicked.’

Service manager Shona Ramshall said:

‘I am really, really proud of this group effort.

‘The people who use the service worked together on the design and making of the card, showing their skills and it was a really inclusive activity.

‘It shows what an important part art can play and how great group effort is.’

As the winning design, Holme Lodge’s card will now be printed and sent in batches to Leonard Cheshire services to sell at their Christmas bazaars, fairs and other events to fundraise for each individual care home and facility.

Shona said the money raised at their service will go towards more events and entertainment for the people who live there.

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