MP’s card competition

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Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has once again held his Christmas card competition.
The annual event sees thousands of children participate from local schools to fill the MP’s constituency office up with thousands of bright, creative and innovative Christmas cards.
The standard of the cards was outstanding and it has taken many days deliberation for Mr Cruddas to finally decide on a winner.
The overall winner for the year was Diani Ulakanathan from William Ford Church of England School. Diani’s card will be printed and sent out to over 3,000 people. In addition to this there is a overall runner up and a winner and runner up from every school that participated in the completion.
The presentation event will be held on Friday December 7 at Coventry University in Dagenham. The children can meet Mr Cruddas and Father Christmas as he will be popping in to congratulate the lucky winners.
Mr Cruddas said: “It’s been another fantastic competition, recently it’s Brexit that’s kept me awake at night but this week it has been the Christmas Card competition.
“There were thousands of cards to choose from and it was a really tough decision to choose the winner. The turnout this year was outstanding as always which makes it all worthwhile. Our winner has captured the spirit of Christmas wonderfully, thank you Diani.”
“We are giving the winning pupils the chance to choose a prize, asking them what they really want for Christmas. Instead of presenting the children with pre chosen prizes I think this is a way to make it extra special.”
Local businesses that supported the competition this year include Coventry University, C2C/Treniitalia, West Ham United, Tesco, Unite the Union and many more.

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