Walsall schoolgirl Kayla Moore has certainly made her mark this festive season after being declared the winner of Walsall Healthcare's Well Wishers charity Christmas card competition.
The nine-year-old’s design was judged the best by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s Director of Operations Qadar Zada and a limited edition of 200 have now gone on sale in the Manor Hospital.
Kayla, who attends Alumwell Junior School, found out about the competition from her nan Janine Moore who works for Support Services within the Trust.
“She bought some entry forms home and me, my sister Emmie and my baby brother Archie all had a go at drawing something,” she said.
“I thought about it and was going to do a green background at first and I decided that you would want to see everything you think goes with Christmas on the card. I drew a Christmas tree, a snowman, presents and snow. I also used a well because that’s the charity’s logo and I put Humphrey the charity’s bear on the pot of the Christmas tree.
“When I got the phone call to say I’d won I cried because I didn’t expect it. I was very excited!”
Kayla, who would like to be a teacher, came into the Manor Hospital last week to meet with Qadar and Fundraising Manager Georgie Westley and see her card for the first time.
Qadar told her: “I chose your design precisely because it had everything you associate with Christmas on it and I liked the imaginative way you’d included the charity’s mascot in the Christmas tree. Well done.”
Georgie was thrilled with the response to the competition, particularly as it is the charity’s first ever Christmas card.
She said “Huge congratulations to Kayla but also well done to Jessie-May Clifford and Ismali Fatima for second and third place. I hope they all enjoy their prizes.”
The cards are on sale for £2.50 for five at the Purple Hub in the outpatients corridor.
And the charity is also selling pens and ice scarpers for £1 each too to boost funds.