A SOUTHPORT school boy has had his art work turned into Christmas cards to raise money for Community Link Foundation.
Thomas Grindy entered a competition organised by Sandgrounder Radio to design the front of a Christmas card.
The competition which was sponsored by Barron Financial Solutions, Hoghton Street, received hundreds of entries and the judges had a tough decision to make. The seven year old’s design was chosen for his brilliant representation of Christmas.
The card has been printed and is now on sale with all profits going to the Community Link Foundation.
Andy Hilbert, presenter on Sandgrounder Radio, said: “We knew from the start that we wanted to do something for the good of the community and what better way to do that than raise money for the amazing Community Link Foundation charity?
“We had hundreds of entries from children all over the Southport area. We’re hoping to raise as much money as we can for this great charity.”
Thomas, who goes to Norwood Primary School was delighted to win the competition and see his artwork in print.
Mum, Louise Grindy, said: “He was so excited to find out that he had won. We are very proud of him; it will be lovely to see his cards being sold around the town. We are really pleased that it will help raise money for the Community Link Foundation.”
The Community Link Foundation is a local charity with a difference. It helps people in Southport, Ormskirk, Formby and surrounding areas who need financial support in a variety of ways; by distributing grants to organisations and individuals.
David Barron, chair of CLF, said: “We really enjoyed seeing the entries flooding in and we loved Thomas’ design. We are now very pleased that it is selling well around the town to help us raise money and spread Christmas cheer.”
The Christmas cards which have been printed by the Print Quarter, Hoghton Street, are available to buy from Gentle Cosmetics and Candle Delight in Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, The Office Bar, Hoghton Street and Diana Celine Photography on Wesley Street.
For more information on the Community Link Foundation, go to www.clfoundation.co.uk.
(caption L to R, Danny Howard, the Print Quarter, Andy Hilbert, Sandgrounder Radio, Enda Rylands and David Barron, Community Link Foundation. Front Emily and Thomas Grindy.)