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Get creative for MHA’s Design a Christmas Card competition

The results for our Christmas Card Competition are now in.

Congratulations to Val Farrar, our overall winner whose design will be animated as MHA’s official e-card this Christmas.

Val’s beautiful design, along with those of the other 9 winners below, will be printed to make up MHA’s Christmas Card packs, available for a suggested donation of £5 a pack through all our Homes and Schemes from October onwards. Congratulations and many thanks to all the winners…your design will help us raise funds from sales of Christmas Cards. All proceeds will go towards supporting older people in communities of their choice, to lead safer, more active and fulfilled lives.  

Religious imagery

Image 3 - Noah Ruddick

Image 5 - Wendy McLean

Image 6 - Val Farrar  OVERALL WINNER

Image 22 - Sarah Elmer

Image 25 - Audrey Clarke

Seasonal imagery

Image 11 - Megan Grant

Image 14 - Cynthia Simmons

Image 18 - Ray Hutchinson

Image 20 - Joan Foster

Image 24 - Tracy Galer 

A special mention to the following entrants, each of whose design has been chosen to feature on our website as a digital Advent Calendar.

  • Sue Coleman and team, Maidment Court –Group effort at painting 9 Christmas items
  • Sheila Attree – resident at MHA RL
  • Sarah Paterson – Volunteer at Stanton Lodge, Swindon – Small card with a stable and donkey drawn on, red and silver border
  • Pamela Jones– Painting of a church entrance
  • Samantha Oxby – Southcroft staff member – Santa with a tree and a glass of champagne
  • Alicia Cusworth – entered via her Church (under 16)
  • Dylis Palmer – Aughton Park Resident – Picture of a tree with presents, holly and baubles
  • Margaret White –Assisi Place, Leeds (Ret. Living)  – Small painting of a tree and a cross on the top
  • Raymond Black – LAH member –  “ carols on Bournville Green” town and tree image
  • Jenny Deacon – Training co-ord., Rushden Park – Painting of Santa reading the good boys and girls list
  • Joanna Graham – Art group volunteer, North Shields –– reindeer with baubles hanging from its antlers
  • Chloe Farrington, under 16
  • Jitka Dojivova – Care and support worker, The Limes – Hedgehog and star image
  • Joan Hutchinson – The Wibsey art group (LAH Bradford) – painting of a tree with no leaves
  • Marion Taylor – Resident, Elmside Hitchin

Thank you to all of you who entered our Christmas Card Competition – we had over 250 designs to choose from so it was a tough decision for our judges. 

Take a look at all the Christmas card competition entrants in our gallery

Thank you as well to our celebrity judge Nerine Tassie, who is Sky Arts 2015 Landscape Artist and said, “It's been a pleasure looking through the designs, especially since they are all so different in style. It was a hard decision!”

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