23rd December 2014 – Local girl wins competition to create Christmas card
A local girl has won a competition to design a Christmas card for her local hospital.
Seven-year-old Libby-Mae Vickers, from Kelbrook, Christmas tree design was chosen as the winner of the festive contest by Bridget Fletcher, chief executive, Michael Luger, chairman, and Joanne Newman, matron for children’s services at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
Close runner up was four-year-old Libby Dickinson from Sutton-in-Craven.
Children were asked to draw a festive themed picture to be used as the trust’s electronic Christmas card, both girls won a selection box and Argos vouchers for coming first and second in the competition.
The competition took place in November and was open to all children attending Airedale Hospital’s Accident and Emergency unit, outpatients department and children’s ward.
Joanne Newman, matron for children’s services at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We decided to run the competition to give children the chance to be more involved with their local hospital, as well as giving them something fun to do whilst they were here.
“We had a huge number of entries, all of which were fantastic; it was definitely tough for the judges to pick a winner. We would like to thank everyone who took part.”
The card has been sent by staff across the trust to colleagues in other health and social care organisations as well as key partners and stakeholders.