Belfast Telegraph

Kristie’s calling for arty ‘little elves’

Children in Belfast are being asked to get into the festive spirit early this year and take to the drawing board to design a Christmas card.

The winning card will raise money for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent, Tesco Charity of the Year 2010. and be sold in 400 Tesco stores across the UK.

Paul McGready, from Ballynahinch, whose 12 year old daughter Kristie is undergoing treatment at Royal Belfast Hospital for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia said: “Since Kristie was diagnosed the support we have received from CLIC Sargent has been amazing.

“For families affected by childhood cancer, being able to receive treatment, support and help co-ordinating all the people involved in their care at home is invaluable. The Design-a-Christmas-Card competition is a fantastic way to raise funds for the nurses.”

It is hoped £5 million will be raised to fund specialist children’s nurses across the UK to help children with cancer spend more time at home and less time in hospital.

Open to children aged 12 or under the competition is split into 10 regional heats. The overall winner and regional runners-up will also receive a range of fantastic STABILO products, Illoom Balloons and vouchers for Tesco Party Products.

Tesco is also calling for all primary schools to raise awareness of CLIC Sargent and enter a class of young artists who have each designed a Christmas card for the chance to win the coveted title of ‘Tesco Most Artistic Class 2010’.

To enter children can simply pick up an entry form from the Customer Service Desk in store now, or visit www.clicsargent-tesco.org.uk/get-involved/christmas for more on how to enter, details on the schools competition, all terms and conditions and information about CLIC Sargent and this special partnership.

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