Bargain retailer invites Halton youngsters to raise funds for sick children (From Runcorn and Widnes World)
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Halton children invited to design a charity Christmas card
IMAGINATIVE Halton pupils are being challenged to design a Christmas card to help raise funds for sick children.
Youngsters aged five to 11 are invited to put their artistic skills to the test in a competition organised by discount retailer Home Bargains.
The top 12 designs will be sold in the more than 300 stores with all profits going towards Alder Hey Children’s Charity.
Winners will receive a £50 gift card for their school to spend at their local Home Bargains store.
The company, which has stores in Runcorn and Widnes, hopes to raise more than £15,000.
Joe Morris, operations director at Home Bargains, said: “We were blown away by the number of excellent entries we received in 2012.
“The children’s hospital is the busiest in the UK, so we’d really like to thank all of our customers for their support and hope that our collective efforts will continue to make a genuine difference to children in Alder Hey’s care.”
Alder Hey Hospital cares for more than 270,000 young patients each year. Alder Hey Charity raises funds to support the hospital's pioneering work and aims to improve the quality of life for patients.
Helen Hughes, fundraising and merchandising manager at Alder Hey Children’s Charity, said: “We’re truly grateful to Home Bargains for their continued support of Alder Hey and are delighted that we will benefit from the 2014 Christmas cards sold throughout their stores.
“Donations through purchases of the Home Bargains Christmas cards have made a massive difference to our patients, so we’d like to extend a huge thank you to Home Bargains customers for buying them every year.”
Children can download an entry form from homebargainscompetitions.co.uk Closing date is Friday January 31, 2014.
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