Children’s Hospice Launches Snowman-Themed Christmas Card Competition

Do you want to draw a snowman?

Today, Thursday 19 October, Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice is launching its first ever snowman-themed Christmas card competition, which is open to children aged 4-12 years, resident in East Sussex, West Sussex and South East Hampshire.

The activity is part of a wider Snowman Spectacular campaign this winter, which celebrates the charity’s longstanding friendship with its Patron Raymond Briggs CBE and 10-year relationship with his iconic and much-loved character, The Snowman™, who is the focal point for the charity’s Snowman Spectacular Fundraising Ball every December. In addition to the children’s Christmas card competition, look out next month for a Snowman Spectacular Online Auction and Christmas Appeal.

SnowmanCardCompetitionThe Christmas card competition, which is open from now until 24 November, invites children to get inspired by The Snowman™ and draw or paint their own spectacular snowman scene. The entries will be judged by a panel with The Snowman™ creator Raymond Briggs CBE choosing the final two winners.

There will be one winner in each age category: 4-8 years and 9-12 years, and each winner will receive a Sony digital camera, £100 to spend on Penguin Random House books, and a copy of The Snowman™ book signed by Raymond Briggs. The winning designs will also feature in Chestnut Tree House’s 2018 Christmas card range, available in their charity shops and online.

For more information about the competition, including tips for creating a good snowman Christmas card design, visit www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/snowmancard

The deadline for entries is Friday 24 November, when judging will commence. The two winners will be announced during the week commencing 4 December and invited to visit Chestnut Tree House to receive their prizes from The Snowman™ on the afternoon of Thursday 14 December.

Chestnut Tree House provides care and support to around 300 children with life-shortening conditions and their families across East Sussex, West Sussex and South East Hampshire – both at the hospice and in their own homes. The cost of providing this vital service is over £3.5 million per year, yet the hospice receives less than 7% central government funding so relies heavily on the support of the local community to continue providing vital care to local children and families.

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